Public Testimony Registration

November 2021 SBOE Meeting

Instructions and Procedures 

Individuals may register online by clicking the link below starting at 8:00 a.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, and continuing through 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on Friday, November 12, 2021. You may also register by calling (512) 463-9007 during the registration period. Late registration is available on-site up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. 

You may register online on November 11, 2021, Veterans Day, however, staff will respond to all inquiries pertaining to public registration on the next business day, Friday, November 12, 2021.

Please read the registration instructions and procedures below.

A person may register himself or herself, and one other person. Organizations may register no more than two persons per item.

Public testimony at general meetings of the State Board of Education is limited to topics that are not posted for action or discussion at the corresponding regular committee meetings or information published in the information section of the agenda.

Public testimony is limited to two (2) minutes per SBOE Operating Rules amended January 26, 2021. Agency staff shall inform the presiding chair and any affected registered speakers prior to the meeting if time constraints may not allow some registered speakers to testify. If accommodations, such as an interpreter, are needed, please call the State Board of Education Support Division in advance at (512) 463-9007.

If the number of registrations received indicates that testimony would exceed the time allotted, the presiding chair will determine which speakers will be heard and the order in which they will be heard. A registrant must indicate the viewpoint as “For” or “Against” the item or must indicate “Comment On” if the viewpoint will offer a mixed opinion.

I acknowledge that I have read the above instructions and procedures and am ready to proceed to registration.   

To read more on oral and written testimony, see SBOE Operating Rules, §2.10 Oral Public Testimony in Connection with Regular Board and Committee Meetings; §2.11 Written Testimony in Connection with Regular Board and Committee Meetings; and §2.12 Public Hearings.