Directions for submitting public comment during virtual meeting
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, school board meetings are held virtually. In order to allow public comment, the school board will accept comments via a google form until 12 noon on the day of the meeting.
There are two designated public comment times:
- Public Comments on Agenda Items section at the beginning of the meeting (comments on items the board is voting on during the meeting).
- Comments from Residents section at the end of the meeting for non-agenda
You may submit a statement to the google form until 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. A link to the form will be listed on the School Board Meetings – Dates, Agendas, and Minutes webpage. The comment submission period opens when the agenda is made publicly available.
Comments should be limited to two (2) minutes as outlined in Board Policy 903 – Public Participation in Board Meetings. All comments are forwarded to the school board prior to the meeting. Comments will be read in their entirety during the board meeting and the person’s name and address will be announced. Please be aware that personal information included in public comments, including but not limited to information pertaining to your student, will be read during the live meeting, be retained as part of the publicly available recording of the meeting and become part of the permanent meeting minutes. By submitting a public comment you are agreeing to have your comment read, recorded and placed in the meeting minutes.
This is an opportunity for the school board to hear comments from the public and is not a question and answer period. If you have specific questions, please email the appropriate administrator or contact the board secretary if your question is for the school board.
Comments on addendum items (if applicable): If a board agenda addendum is added after the 12 noon public comment deadline, the public can make a comment on addendum items only by attending the meeting via the Zoom webinar link and using the question and answer feature.
Please note: The google form is solely for the use of submitting comments for the public comment sections of the board meeting.
Meetings are held via zoom and stream on the district's youtube channel-https://www.youtube.com/user/WestChesterASD