The Columbia School Board approved a new public participation policy Monday evening that limits the public comment portion of the meeting to 30 minutes and prioritizes comments related to agenda items.

Before sending the policy to the board, the Policy Committee of Columbia Public Schools made several amendments to it last month. More amendments came Monday night.

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