Hamilton County School Board Attempting To Restrict Speech At Meetings

Oct 19, 2022 | Political News

According to the Hamilton County chapter of Moms for Liberty, the school board of education will discuss the possibility of implementing a new policy this week that will effectively restrict the speech of parents and community stakeholders at the county’s school board meetings.

On the agenda for the upcoming meeting on October 20th, 2022, the school board affirms that any resident of Hamilton County may appear at a school board meeting to comment on the operation of the county’s schools. The board “desires that complaints and concerns be resolved as quickly as possible and by the employee or administrator having responsibility over the issue in question” before bringing the matter before the board. 

However, the board then wishes to limit the topics on which residents may speak by requiring written approval from the board if a topic is not listed on the agenda for the next scheduled meeting.