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PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN ELECTRONIC WORK SESSION OF THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION OF WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO
 GO THROUGH THE FALL 2020 RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN
 AND
 DISCUSS 2020-2021 GOALS

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. the Board of Education of the West Ottawa Public School District will meet electronically through Google Meet to go through the fall 2020 return to school plan and discuss 2020-2021 goals.

 

WHY IS THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING BEING HELD ELECTRONICALLY?

Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-160 in response to COVID-19 extends the requirement for indoor gatherings or events not to exceed 10 people effective 12:01 a.m. on July 31, 2020.

 

MEETING ACCESS

The public may attend the work session by joining the Google Meet video conference via the following link:  meet.google.com/omu-twdu-pvm

 

The public may also participate by calling 1-631-596-0847 and entering PIN:  748 500 774#

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education, in public, for the purpose of conducting the School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting.  However, there is time for public participation during the meeting.

How do I register to participate in the public comment portions of the meeting?

Members of the public who wish to make comments must register their intention to participate in the public portion of the meeting prior to the meeting being called to order, as permitted by Executive Order 2020-129, by notifying the West Ottawa Board of Education at boardofed@westottawa.net.  When you register you must include all of the following information to participate:  1) your first and last names, 2) your address, and 3) whether your comment is regarding an item ON or NOT ON the agenda.

To provide for orderly public participation, the President will recognize all persons who have registered to speak during the earlier opportunity for items ON the agenda and then later during the meeting those who have registered to speak during the opportunity for items NOT ON the agenda.

Public Comment Rules

Up to one-half hour will be reserved for this forum, with a maximum of two minutes per individual for items listed on the agenda (beginning of the meeting) and two minutes per individual for items not listed on the agenda (end of the meeting).  If a delegation or group is present to address the Board, it may select up to five spokespersons to speak on its behalf for a maximum of 15 minutes. No participant may speak more than once.

There will typically be no attempt to comment or give answers at this meeting.  Inquiries will be referred to the superintendent for response at a later time.

 

AUXILIARY AIDS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, please contact Brian Field, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, at (616) 786-2084 for voice or TDD calls or at fieldb@westottawa.net at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

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