What kind of changes? Fewer chances for parents and taxpayers to speak up.
Springfield’s Board of Education will make changes to the way it takes public comment at future meetings.
The announcement came during Tuesday’s meeting: Public comments will be limited to ten speakers per meeting in the future.
Each speaker will need to sign up ahead of time, and each will have three minutes to voice concerns or ask questions.
The changes have come after several marathon meetings in recent months. On Tuesday, the meeting lasted nearly four hours, with 28 people signing up to speak.
Remember when the only controversial decisions school boards had to deal with was whether to ban Slaughterhouse Five once every couple years?
Now, schools are making political judgement calls regarding education all the time, and they don’t want to be told to stop.