The Garrett County Board of Education has revised the February 23, 2021, Board Meeting agenda to include public comment. The Board will hold a Special Budget Work Session on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The meeting is not open to the public however will be live-streamed for public review. The purpose of the Work Session is for the Superintendent to provide her budget priorities to the Board and for the Board to take action on their FY2022 funding request from the County Commissioners. The Board will also take action on the Superintendent’s contract at this meeting.
The Board will meet in Executive Session from 3:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. The Board of Education will reconvene for the public session portion of the meeting from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. As a reminder, the public session is not open for in-person attendance but will instead be live-streamed for public viewing. The live-stream information will be available before the meeting begins and can be found on the Garrett County Public Schools website.
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 to be included in the meeting may be submitted by following a modified procedure. Community members may submit public comment by emailing: email@example.com
. Emails must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021. 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.
Topics excluded from Public Comment include:
- Individual personnel 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.