The Sandusky Schools Board of Education voted Monday to loosen a public comment policy that has drawn criticism from residents who said it stifled discussion about school business.
Rather than having to sign up seven days in advance to speak at board meetings, people will be able to submit a request before the start of a meeting. That should allow people to offer input on items that appear on the agenda, which is typically available on the Friday before the Monday meetings.
The board voted 4-1 in favor of the change in procedure, with King Baer dissenting.
“We need to make the opportunity available to people to be able to come before us and express themselves,” said board member Jeff Krabill, who proposed the new rule.