The VPS board values and benefits from the wide range of perspectives in our community. Monthly board meetings are open to the public. The board requests and receives public comment at regular board meetings, as VPS boards have done routinely for decades. This practice helps keep the board informed of public interests and concerns. Public comment may be presented orally or through written comments received at least forty-eight (48) hours before a board meeting. Each person addressing the board is allotted three (3) minutes of public comment.

In addition to holding open meetings, the VPS board has also chosen to videotape and broadcast board meetings, to provide expanded community access and public awareness of the board’s business.

VPS posts all of its videos to YouTube, because it is an industry-standard, universally available platform for sharing and accessing videos. It is designed to store and play back numerous large video files. The district website does not have that technical capability.

The VPS YouTube channels are subject to YouTube’s policies and guidelines. YouTube retains the right to remove videos that include content that violates its policies and guidelines.

VPS will continue to post audio files from school board meetings to the BoardDocs platform, which is accessible through the district website.

Updated August 22, 2023