How the Austintown Board of Education conducts the public comment portion of its meetings has become a major point of contention over the past several months.
Austintown school board President Tom Stellers said the board allots 30 minutes for public comment for only Austintown residents who must sign in to speak.
He said the board takes every comment, question or concern under advisement and is willing to meet or talk with people in private for further discussion.
“If there is an issue, you contact the superintendent [Vincent Colaluca] and he’ll get the question answered,” Stellers said. “Or you can call one of us.”