Gilbert parents protest new meeting rules

Dozens of parents showed up a Gilbert School Board meeting Tuesday night to protest a new rule that limits the amount of time the public can speak at board meetings.

Interim Superintendent Jim Rice takes full responsibility for the new rule, which caps public speaking time at 30 minutes total. He says in the past, meetings would drag on for four hours, and this helps keep them on track.

With the new system, parents can fill out “Request to Speak” cards. Then the board chooses ten cards from the stack. Each person can speak for a maximum of three minutes.

Watch the video attached to see what parents and the Interim Superintendent had to say about the issue.

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