DeSoto ISD TAPR Public Hearing

DeSoto ISD to hold Public Hearing on District’s TAPR Report
Posted on 01/08/2021
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The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees and District Administration invite the school community to participate in the public hearing on the 2019-20 Texas Academic Performance Report for DeSoto ISD scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The report card focuses on the performance of the district as based on student assessments.

The TAPR Report public hearing will be held prior to the 6 p.m. monthly school board meeting.

Members of the community are invited to make public comments regarding the 2019-20 Texas Public School Reports for DeSoto ISD during the public hearing on the stated agenda item only.

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As a reminder, those interested in speaking during the Public Hearing MUST pre-register. 

Click here to complete the pre-registration form to speak during the public hearing.

Please note that the pre-registration form will close at 4 pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, two hours prior to the start of the TAPR Public Hearing. 

Those who pre-register will receive access information to enter the district’s video-conferencing platform. Upon entry into the platform, pre-registrants will be placed in a virtual waiting room until scheduled to speak.

Pre-registrants placed in the virtual waiting room will not have access to view the public hearing while in the virtual waiting room and will need to watch the live-stream online at on a separate device.

While all who have pre-registered will be permitted to share comments in a live-streamed, virtual forum, the district would like to inform the public of the rules of engagement for this meeting.

When addressing the audience during the public forum, speakers’ commentary MUST adhere to the following:

  1. Everyone must model courtesy and respect. Speakers shall not employ profane or threatening language nor shall they engage in any personal attacks.
  2. The public has the right to make remarks. However, the expectation is that the message delivered by the speaker is done so in a constructive manner with a collaborative purpose. Speakers are expected to respect both the decorum of the public meeting and the authority of the Board.
  3. The Board of Trustees requests that all speakers refrain from derogatory or inflammatory statements and personal attacks. Caution should be exercised in publicly attacking specific individuals.
  4. Members of the public do not have the right to disrupt the meeting. Speakers whose behavior disrupts the conduct of the public meeting or threatens the public safety are subject to removal from the meeting. 
  5. Speakers shall not use their commentary in an attempt to interrogate board members nor in an attempt to force the body to engage in debate; Any questions presented will be answered in writing following the meeting.
  6. Speakers comments must be focused on the posted agenda item only.

Speakers who do not adhere to the above criteria for allowable topics for public commentary will be issued a warning and reminder to remain on topic. Those who choose to violate these rules of engagement will be muted and subject to removal from the public hearing.

If a person wishes to speak but did not pre-register, he or she may submit a comment here to be read aloud at the conclusion of the live-streamed public hearing prior to its adjournment. This link will be disabled at 6:15 pm.

For questions or assistance during the live-streamed, virtual public forum, please direct an email to [email protected] for support.