BELLFLOWER – Bellflower Unified’s Board of Education is inviting the community to share messages of inspiration for members of the board and its audience at the beginning of monthly board meetings.

The effort is part of a new board practice designed to expose meeting participants to a diversity of perspectives, encourage participation in the democratic process and to inspire board members as they discuss issues of significance to the Bellflower Unified community.

The board asks speakers to take a serious and solemn approach to their message and to respect the faiths and beliefs of others, while adhering to the two-minute duration of the Inspirational Message. Speakers, who will be chosen randomly, may also include a moment of silence, and may also be asked to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Community members who wish to volunteer may complete an online application at