School for the Blind
Board of Trustees
Process for Open Forum
The following protocol will be followed by those
seeking to present information to the Board of Trustees in an open forum.
The Board will schedule Open Forum=
at its quarterly Board meetings at the school.
Requests by the general public to present a topic in open forum must=
submitted in writing at least=
prior to a Board of Trustees meeting. Request should be sent to.=
737-2120 (to the attention of “WSSB Board of Trustees Secretary”=
; Attention: Board of Trustees Secretary
sp; Washington State School
for the Blind
sp; 2214 East 13th Street
sp; Vancouver, WA
the Board to collect information before the issue is brought forward by
the Board determine whether it is appropriate for the Board to hear the
determine whether the person bringing forward an issue has first met w=
the appropriate Wash=
for the Blind personnel.
will only be allowed 5 minutes to present information to the Board.
Background can be presented beforehand, by completing the form.
Personnel related issues will not be brought
forward to the Board of Trustees:
- Washington State has an exhaustive
process in place that guarantees each employee’s due process. This information is shared wi=
employees who either fall under the separate collective bargaining
agreement and/or state merit system rules and regulations. =
an employee or former employee is dissatisfied with the personnel acti=
taken, they may submit a letter to the Board of Trustees Chairperson,
which can then be discussed in a closed Executive Session.
for the Blind is an advisory board appointed by the Governor and confirmed =
the Senate. The Board does no=
policies and procedures, but does provide advice to the school and is
responsible to the Governor.