Board of Education meetings are held in public for conduct of public business. The public business includes hearing reports, discussion of recommendations to the Superintendent, and the adoption of formal resolutions as set forth in the printed agenda. The Board may enter into Executive Session only upon a majority affirmative vote of the members present for specific reasons.
MEETINGS OF THE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION DURING
THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY:
The Hampshire County Board of Education intends to continue
its meetings during the State of Emergency declared by Justice Governor.
It has taken certain precautions to maintain open meetings while protecting the
public and adhering to the Governor’s Orders. Meetings can be held
without the physical presence, in the same room, of the board members,
superintendent, meeting participants and interested members of the public. The
meetings of the Hampshire County Board of Education shall be livestreamed
through Facebook for the public to attend. According to previous guidance
from the Governor, not more than 10 people shall be permitted to gather in one
place at any one time. Therefore, there shall be no more than 10 people
physically present at any board meeting. With respect to hearings before
the board, should people wish to attend in person, priority will be given to
members of the board; the superintendent; the personnel director; the employee;
and counsel/representative for the administration and for the employee.
All witnesses, if any, shall participate through video conferencing. The
public shall be able to livestream through Facebook from the Board’s website.