Board Meetings - LOCATION CHANGE STARTING MARCH 9, 2021
The Board of School Trustees meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday (* unless otherwise posted) of each month at Westfield Middle School - Large Group Instruction Room, 345 W Hoover St., Westfield. Special meetings are occasionally held to deal with additional business that arises.
The public may comment during the audience portion of the agenda at the end of the board meeting. A Comment Card must be filled out (available upon entry to the meeting) and turned in to Jill Doyle at the board table prior to the start of the board meeting. Comments are limited to 2-3 minutes. Board members may or may not respond to comments. The Board may ask the administration to look into a comment and follow up by phone or email with a speaker. The purpose for public comment is to give the Board members as much information as possible, not to engage in debate. Public comment is restricted to the audience portion of the agenda. The President of the Board may allow comments at other times.
Under the Open Door Law, some meetings are closed to the public. Meetings closed to the public are called executive sessions. Executive sessions are also closed to the media.
Public Comment at Board Meetings - Update May 7, 2021
The Westfield Washington School Board would like to thank the community for the feedback we have received the last two months surrounding library policies. We appreciate when the public engages with us. We have received, and continue to receive, a lot of feedback and we are actively looking into library policy. However, we feel it appropriate to wait until our new superintendent is in place before anything new is introduced so that he or she can be part of this discussion. No new policies in this area will be introduced until after a new superintendent is named.
Additionally, for future school board meetings, we will transition back to our normal public comments policy outlined here:
• Public comments will be limited to 30 minutes and ONLY comments related to New Business or Old Business Agenda items will be heard or read.
• Time permitting, comments not related to the agenda will be heard and/or read, in the order they were submitted, with an emphasis on in-person comments first.
• Online comments should be submitted by noon on the day of the meeting.
• All online comments, whether read publicly or not, will be submitted to the board, for review, after the meeting.