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South Dearborn talks public comments
Written by Denise Freitag Burdette   
Monday, January 14, 2013 10:29 PM

If you look at an agenda for a South Dearborn school board meeting, you will not see a listed opportunity for public comment.

Although not required unless it is a public hearing, many government and school boards give the public a chance to speak somewhere on the meeting agendas.

South Dearborn discussed adding a public comments to its regular monthly meetings during the Monday, Jan. 7, school board meeting.

“The school belongs to the taxpayers,” said superintendent Dr. John Mehrle.

A chance for public comment during the board meetings would be good to have, controlled with guidelines and time limits, he said.

Corporation administrative assistant Jack Heller, however, said he disagrees.