In an effort to protect our community and our school officials from the spread of the coronavirus and in response to the Governors orders, The Barberton Board of Education will hold its regular business meeting virtually at 5:30 p.m., using online video conferencing tools in accordance with the recent guidelines in H.B.197.
The link will be on Barberton City School’s website which allows the public to attend virtually.
Public participation will be removed from the Board of Education’s agenda in accordance with Board Policy 0169.1. The public may submit comments or questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday before the meeting. We will need your name and address in the email. Questions may be addressed during the virtual meeting or on a later date when district staff is able to provide the necessary information.
“Due to the unprecedented state of emergency we are in, the Board of Education wants to act with a great deal of caution while still carrying out the official business of the District, we will follow the guidelines in House Bill 197 that allow for a virtual meeting while also streaming it live to the public.
In no way do we want to minimize or prohibit the public’s participation in or engagement with our meetings. We remain committed to transparency in our operations, and we look forward to re-establishing the standard procedures for our meetings when we are past this state of emergency. In the near term, using technology to hold our meetings virtually allows the Board of Education to conduct its business while complying with guidance from the CDC and public health officials to protect the health and safety of the public, staff, and board members.”
Board of Education President, Dave Polacek