Speaking at a Board Meeting
The meetings of the Jamesville DeWitt Board of Education are conducted in public to conduct the business of the District as specified in Education Law Section 1708.
Meetings are held in public to conduct district business, but they are not public meetings or forums that would allow debate or discussion between the public and the Board or district administration.
The Board values the comments and concerns of the community. On each agenda, there are two opportunities for community comment, the first pertaining to specific items on the agenda, the second pertaining to items that are not on the agenda. The purpose is to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on an issue or topic of interest to them. The obligation of the Board is to listen to all comments and take them under advisement. Discussion and debate will not occur at that time. Any individual seeking an answer to a question should leave a contact number and email with the clerk. The Board cannot discuss or answer any questions concerning specific personnel matters.
Any person wishing to speak during community comment period will be asked to fill out a card with their name, address, and the specific topic they wish to address. This card should be given to the board clerk, Timothy Decker. Each person who filled out a card will be called on to speak by the board president based upon the order in which the cards were received.
When sharing a comment we ask that you adhere to the following rules:
- Please state your name and address.
- Please state the subject upon which you wish to comment.
- Please limit your comments to 3 minutes.
- Please do not restate information that has already been provided to the Board by a previous speaker.
- Please refrain from speaking about or using the name of any specific student.
- All remarks are to be directed to the Board President.
It has been brought to our attention by our mental health professionals that public comment concerning the recent tragedy in our school community and the aftermath affecting the high school music program is impacting the mental health of our students, having the effect of sensationalizing suicide and presenting it as a vehicle for communication to express concern.
With the mental health of our students as our highest priority we will not accept further public comment concerning any aspect of the recent death or the high school music program. If you have additional information you would like to provide, please provide it in writing to the board.
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Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District is committed to excellence for all of our students. We are a district of approximately 2900 students supported by a community deeply committed to quality education. Our district prides itself for its excellence in academic performance; but it is equally proud of our student performance in the arts, athletics, as well as our students' contributions to their community. We value the great diversity of our student body, believing that diversity in the educational environment is critical to the development of students who will experience success in our increasingly diverse society.