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  • Public Participation at Board Meetings

    (Amended 8/09/2021)


    Procedures for Meeting participation by members of the public


    • Effective with the 8/18/2021 Board of Education meeting: 
      • Board of Education meetings have returned to the Administrative Offices, 60 Ridge Road
        • Meetings will continue to be live-streamed through Zoom for viewing purposes only
        • If a member of the public would like to make a public statement or ask a question of the Board, they must be physically present at the meeting and are reminded to follow the etiquette guidelines listed below, as well as Board Policy 0167 – Public Participation at Board Meetings
        • Seating for members of the public will be spaced apart to encourage distancing
        • In accordance with NJ Executive Order 251, effective August 9, 2021, all visitors must wear a face mask when inside school buildings, regardless of vaccination status.


    Public Participation Etiquette


    The public participation portion at Board of Education meetings is not the forum to directly critique staff members, but rather, an opportunity to comment on old or new Board of Education business.

    While First Amendment rights always exist, this forum is not the correct venue to express discontent toward specific and named employees. The Board of Education, in its capacity and, in particular, at a Board of Education meeting, is not the proper channel to deal with, communicate, or seek absolute remedy related to such matters.

    Student and staff confidentiality is taken seriously, and concerns must be directed toward the proper authority responsible for resolution. The district works best in the use of the chain of command that governs our day-to-day decision-making. The chain of command acknowledges the need to solve issues at the lowest level, which also does not discourage parents from expressing their upset or from seeking resolution. While it does afford parents the opportunity to bring issues past the teacher to the immediate supervisor or principal, and ultimately, to our Central Office administrators, this type of communication is best when rooted in reason, common courtesy, and civility. The Board of Education is charged with ensuring efficiency of the district and adherence to policy and procedure.

    We support the equal right to a positive, safe, and enriching experience for all our students and our staff.


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