Attending Board of Education Meetings (Added October 2020)
The Board of Education will welcome a limited number of attendees to the board meetings beginning October 13th. Due to state guidelines and CDC recommendations the district can accommodate five (5) attendees in the board room. In order to allow an equitable process the district will utilize a lottery system should more than five (5) attendees express interest. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to email@example.com and include your full name and phone number. The deadline is 12pm on the Monday before the meeting. You will receive a confirmation email stating that your email has been received. Please read the entire email as there are specific guidelines and questions that must be accepted in order to be considered (those selected will complete the health questionnaire upon arrival). If you are randomly selected you will be contacted. Please do not attend unless you have been contacted.
Board meeting attendees will be required to complete a health questionnaire upon arrival. The questions include:
- Have I knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 10 days with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID 19?
- Have I tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID 19 in the past 10 days?
- Have I experienced any symptoms of COVID 19 including a temperature of greater than 100.0 F in the past 10 days? (Please visit the CDC website for a list of symptoms
- Have I travelled internationally or for a period of 24 hours or more within another state (other than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Vermont) in the past 10 days?
The form also has a section for your full name, physical address, phone number and email address. Please note that this information is needed should the district be required to provide the data for contact tracing.
When entering the building, please use the main entrance for district office. The meetings will be held in the board room.
Masks will be required at all times (except when you are sitting in your seat).
The Public Comments section is time set aside for the community to speak directly to the Board of Education. You should note that the first Public Comments section is only for items related to agenda items. The second section is for any other comments. Each speaker is given three minutes, with the total allotted time to last no more than 30 minutes. When called, please step up to the podium and state your name and address. Please be respectful in your comments and do not divulge any personal or confidential information (for example; names, specific situations, etc.). The information shared will be carefully considered and the appropriate person will contact you. If you’d like to be contacted, please leave your information with the district clerk.
Public comments (agenda items only) may be read in person or submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on the Monday before the meeting. Please only submit comments related to items on the current agenda. The following wording should be added to your subject line, "PUBLIC COMMENTS-AGENDA ITEMS."
Public comments must be read in person