To comply with new regulations from the Department of Community Affairs, the Board of Education will establish new rules for its remote board meetings and the public's participation in them going forward until further notice. This will commence with the regular Board of Education meeting on October 20, 2020. Per current board policy, the public statement portion of each meeting will be limited to thirty minutes. Each speaker will be given three minutes to speak or have their comment read.
In addition to the Q&A feature of Microsoft Teams that has been used for other virtual Board of Education meetings, members of the public may also submit statements in advance via email. To submit a statement, please email Board Secretary Gerald Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3:00pm on the day of each meeting. Any statement must include the member of the public’s name, municipality of residence, and any group affiliation.
In addition to this option, members of the public may provide a live audio statement during meetings. Anyone who wishes to make such a statement must email their name, phone number, and email address to Board Secretary Gerald Eckert at email@example.com to pre-register by 3:00pm on the day each meeting. Any statement will be limited to three minutes, and the member of the public must state his/her name, municipality of residence, and any group affiliation. Instructions will be sent to those who pre-register.
As a reminder, teachers, principals, and other staff and administrators are always available to address many questions and concerns. Therefore, if you question or comment relates to your particular child or school, members of the public are encouraged to address their questions or concerns to any of the aforesaid individuals in the first instance. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Board Secretary Gerald Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org.