Section I – PCSC Meeting Protocol

  1.  Submission of Meeting Materials
    1. Final revisions for new charter school petitions must be received by the PCSC office no later than 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time thirty (30) calendar days prior to the scheduled hearing.
    2. All other materials to be considered at a regular meeting must be received by the PCSC office no later than 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the meeting date.
    3. Materials to be considered at a special meeting of the PCSC must be received by the PCSC office no less than twelve (12) hours prior to the scheduled start time of the meeting.
    4. Additional or revised materials may be accepted after the deadline at the discretion of the PCSC Director.
    5. Additional materials and handouts may be accepted at the meeting at the discretion of the PCSC Chair.
    6. All materials shall be submitted electronically via electronic mail, web-based file-sharing services, or portable data storage devices. Materials submitted as a shared document or via a shared drive not provided by the PCSC will not be accepted.
  2. Public Participation
    1. Members of the public may address the PCSC during regular or special PCSC meetings.
    2. Members of the public must indicate the topic they wish to address on the sign-in sheet prior to the start of the meeting.
    3. Members of the public may be invited to speak by the Chairman during the agenda item to which the public comment pertains.
    4. Public comment unrelated to an agenda item will be allowed only if a separate public comment section is included on the agenda. In such a case, the speaker will be invited to address the PCSC during that section.
    5. Public comments shall be limited to three (3) minutes.
  3. Written Testimony
    1. Written testimony may be submitted to the PCSC staff at any time.
    2. Written testimony must be identified as such and must include the name and contact information of the author.
    3. Written testimony submitted at least seven (7) days in advance of a PCSC meeting will be included in the meeting materials.
    4. Written testimony submitted fewer than seven (7) days in advance of a PCSC meeting will be distributed to commissioners, but may not be included in the meeting materials.
  4. Agenda Items Regarding PCSC Schools
    1. A public charter school will be informed no less than thirty (30) days prior to any meeting at which that school is the subject of an agenda item.
    2. A public charter school’s governing board or its designee shall be allotted up to fifteen (15) minutes to address the PCSC during the agenda item(s) specifically related to that school. Additional time may be allowed at the Chairman’s discretion.