Board Meetings

  • Public Comments At In-Person Board Meetings 

    Public Comment Submission

    Although it is not a requirement of the Open Public Meetings Act, the Board recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of involving members of the public in its meetings. The purpose of board meetings is for the board to conduct its business in public, not to provide a public forum. 

    Public comments for the Regular Board meeting will be accepted via the following processes:

    1. Online Public Comment Form: 
      If you are unable to attend the in-person board meeting to make your comment to the Board, you may complete this online form.  This form is open as of midnight the Friday prior to the meeting and closes at 7:00 p.m. the day prior (24 hours) to the meeting.

      Your comment will be read for you by the Executive Assistant to the Board during the public comment portion of the meeting unless marked for a specific agenda item.  Student comments and comment cards submitted by in-person attendees will be read before online comments.  

    2. In-Person Public Comment Form: As of the August 25, 2021, Regular Board meeting, the Kent School Board is meeting in person at the Central Administration office at 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent WA 98030.  Comment cards will be available for completion and must be turned in no later than the beginning of the Legislative Report.

      At in-person meetings, Kent School District will follow current Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, including masks must be worn by all attendees at all times regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, seating will be available for vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees with appropriate physical distancing.

    Agendas, Minutes & Policies

    Agendas are available from the Superintendent’s Office or online at BoardDocs.

    Meeting minutes and policies are accessible through the BoardDocs Site. To view meeting agendas, policies, from the BoardDocs website, click on the tabs at the top left of the page under the Kent School District logo.

    Kent School Board is committed to open meetings and providing the community with access to its deliberations and processes.

    Live Streams

    As of the 2018-2019 school year, regular meetings (RM) and work sessions (WS) are live-streamed. The videos can be viewed on this website (see the Watch Now section below) through August or on the Kent School District Board Meetings YouTube channel for many years to come. 

    Prior to the 2018-2019 school year, only regular meetings were live-streamed. Videos from September 2014 to July 2019 are archived and available to view on the Kent School District Board Meetings YouTube channel.

Last Modified on November 1, 2021