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 on Wednesday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m., using online video
conferencing tools in accordance with the recent guidelines in H.B.197.
The meeting will be streamed live at 5:30 pm
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, April 29. 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.
Click here to view the meeting agenda.
“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,” said Board of Education President, Dave Polacek. “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.”