EASD School Board Meeting Postponed
March 17, 2020- The Elizabethtown Area School District school board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, has been postponed. This decision was made due to the state-ordered school closures and the federal and state guidance recommendations against large gatherings. The School Board meeting is now rescheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. in a modified format as described.
Changes to this meeting are as follows:
- The Board of School Directors will only discuss and take action on essential items necessary to keep District operations running.
- Public comment will be limited to only to agenda items the School Board will take action that evening.
- The detailed agenda for this rescheduled meeting will be posted on Monday, March 23 for public viewing.
- School Board members may be permitted to remotely participate in this meeting.
With regards to the modified meeting format, the School Board will be considering, at the outset of the meeting, a motion to allow School Board members to attend and participate in the meeting remotely through the use of technology. However, the School Board president, board secretary, and superintendent of schools will be on location at the high school to conduct and record the meeting. All other School Board members will be permitted to attend and participate in the meeting remotely. This is being done to reduce the number of people at the physical meeting site in accordance with federal and state guidance.
In keeping with federal and state recommendations to avoid large gatherings, the number of citizens attending the physical meeting site may be limited. Moreover, public comment will only be permitted on agenda items scheduled to be discussed and voted on that evening. The School Board is temporarily suspending public comment on non-agenda items.
Please note, whether or not the meeting is held on location or remotely, there will be NO discussion OR vote on the consolidation of schools or renovations regarding Rheems, Mill Road and/or East High Elementary Schools. This subject is being tabled until a later date. Any information concerning the potential discussions of the topic of the School Board in the future will be announced through our established district procedures with the opportunity for public comment.
We thank you in advance for your understanding.