Changes Regarding School Board Meeting

Changes Regarding School Board Meeting
Posted on 03/23/2020


UPDATE: Members of the public who desire to address the Board may do so in one of the following ways:

The following changes will apply to the Middletown Area School District School Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 due to the state-ordered school closures and the federal and state guidance recommending against large gatherings:

  • The Board of School Directors will only discuss and take action on essential items necessary to keep District operations running.

  • Public comment will be limited to only agenda items the School Board will take action on that evening.

  • The detailed agenda for this rescheduled meeting will be posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. for public viewing.

  • School Board members may be permitted to remotely participate in this meeting.

With regards to the modified meeting format, the School Board will be considering, at the outset of the meeting, a motion to allow School Board members to attend and participate in the meeting remotely through the use of technology. However, the Board Secretary, and Superintendent of Schools intend to be on location at the Middletown Area High School to conduct and record the meeting. All other School Board members will be permitted to attend and participate in the meeting remotely. This is being done to reduce the number of people at the physical meeting site in accordance with federal and state guidance.

In keeping with federal and state recommendations to avoid large gatherings, the number of citizens attending the physical meeting site may be limited. Moreover, public comment will only be permitted on agenda items scheduled to be discussed and voted on that evening. The School Board is temporarily suspending public comment on non-agenda items.

Please note there will be NO discussion OR votes on the standing items that have regularly been on each meeting agenda (i.e. elementary building level planning and synthetic turf stadium project). Any information concerning the potential discussion of these topics by the School Board in the future will be announced through our established District procedures with the opportunity for public comment.

We thank you in advance for your understanding.

David A. Franklin
School Board Secretary

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