Board of Education Virtual Meetings
In March, the TSD Board of Education approved an adjustment to Board policy that will allow the Board of Education to hold virtual meetings to help ensure safety for members and the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Board’s next virtual meeting (a special session) will be held Thursday, May 28, at 9 AM.
The meeting will be held via an on-line platform that allows community members to view and listen to the meeting in its totality, including presentations provided to the board.
Due to the current virtual meeting structure of all Board of Education meetings, the Board recently adopted a temporary adjustment to the process that will be in place for public comment during the meetings.
Beginning at 7 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. on the day of the scheduled regular Board meeting, the community member may call (970) 613-6776, state his or her full name, address and the topic of their message. Please provide a method of contact, such as a phone number or email address, at the conclusion of the message. The community member shall then record a message not to exceed three (3) minutes in length. A speaker may only record one message for consideration to be played at the next scheduled regular Board Meeting.
The nature and subject matter of recorded messages shall comply with the requirements of Board Policy BEDH and the Board’s public participation statement, including the following:
· Speakers are responsible for their own speech
· Speakers’ remarks should be suitable for an audience that includes kindergarten through twelfth grade students
· Profanity, yelling, fighting words, defamatory or abusive remarks or derogatory language is out of order and shall not be tolerated.
The Secretary to the Board of Education will review all saved recorded messages to verify compliance with Policy BEDH and these procedures. Please CLICK HERE to access the applicable Board policy. The Secretary to the Board of Education will cut any recorded message that unreasonably exceeds the allotted three (3) minutes at the most logical break in the speaker’s message. Recorded messages that otherwise do not conform to the requirements of Policy BEDH and these procedures will be disregarded and deleted and the Secretary will notify the speaker of such. Only pre-recorded voice messages saved to the mailbox associated with the telephone number stated above prior to the expiration of the deadline established will be played during the time reserved for brief comments and questions from the public at the next scheduled regular Board meeting.
Students, families, staff and community members are always welcome to reach out to the Board via e-mail at any time. To do so, simply send your message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.