• Audience to the Public

    The Syosset Board of Education and Administration welcome your attendance at Board of Education meetings. The meetings will also be livestreamed on the District website. The Board of Education recognizes the value of community participation. As such, Audience to the Public affords residents of the District the opportunity to address the Board of Education. 


    The procedure for public participation during that portion of the meeting designated for this purpose is as follows:

    • Those who wish to speak during Audience to the Public must first be recognized by the Chair.

    • Residents must enter their full name and address into the Register located at the microphone before they speak.

    • Only residents of the Syosset School District are permitted to address the Board.

    • Each resident will have four minutes to address the Board of Education, which may be extended at the discretion of the Chair for good cause.

    • The Board will not permit “polling” of Board members by speakers.

    • After every resident wishing to speak has had an opportunity to do so, the Board of Education and/or Administration will do their best to provide responses to residents’ questions or comments.

    • If time permits, after every resident has had a chance to speak, and the Board/Administration has responded, the Chair may recognize residents who wish to address the Board of Education a second time after their initial four-minute turn.

    • Because of statutory privacy rights of students and staff, no speaker is permitted to address issues concerning an individual student or staff member. Neither the Board nor Administration will discuss questions from the public regarding collective bargaining negotiations, personnel matters, student matters, or legal matters.

    • All in attendance at the Board of Education Public Meeting must conduct themselves in a respectful manner.