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There have been 72 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County.

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Board of Education Meeting - September 15, 2020

Last Updated on Sep 8, 2020 at 12:43pm

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The Board will meet in Executive Session from 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The Board of Education will reconvene for the public session portion of the meeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. As a reminder, the public session is not open for in-person attendance except for Board members and GCPS staff.
The meeting will be live-streamed for public viewing, and we invite all stakeholders to stay up-to-date via this format. The live-stream information will be available before the meeting begins and can be found on the Garrett County Public Schools website.
 
The agenda for the Public Session can be accessed on the Garrett County Public Schools website www.garrettcountyschools.org (go to the Board of Education page and select the link to Agenda). It can also be accessed at BoardDocs - https://www.boarddocs.com/mabe/garrett/Board.nsf/Public. The agenda is not considered final until the Board takes action to accept it at the start of each meeting.
 
Part or all of the meeting may be closed pursuant to the General Provision §3-305 of the State Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
Public Comment to be included in the meeting may be submitted by following a modified procedure. Community members may submit public comment by emailing: public.comment@garrettcountyschools.org. Emails must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020. The Board members will read every public comment received, however, the Board President will only read the first 10 comments aloud during the meeting. Personal information will not be withheld and anonymous submissions will not be considered. The Board President or his designee will read the constituent’s name in addition to the public comment.
 
During the public comment portion of the meeting, emails will be read in the order in which they were received. All emails will be registered and read by the Board President during the meeting. Personal information will not be withheld and anonymous submissions will not be considered. The Board President or his designee will read the constituent’s name in addition to the public comment.
 
Topics excluded from Public Comment include:
  • Individual personal issues
  • Comments identifying individual students or staff members
  • Matters that are on appeal or may be appealed
  • Topics for which the Board schedules formal public hearings
  • Advertising or solicitation for products and/or services
 
The following guidance applies to all methods of public comment:
We ask that comments be limited to a maximum time of 3 minutes per individual, unless otherwise considered by the Board President. There will be no discussion or action taken at this meeting, but may be considered at a future meeting. Issues that are specific to individual employees should be referred to the immediate supervisors for appropriate consideration and review. Rude, slanderous, or threatening remarks or other behavior that is disruptive or interferes with the order of the meeting is not permitted.
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