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May 3, 2021 Board of Education Meeting


Instructions for Viewing the Board of Education Meeting 
(Link Activated at 6:45PM)

Click this livestream link to view and listen to the Board meeting.  If for some reason the livestream link does not work by 7:20pm, we will post another link here.

Click here for the Board Meeting Agenda. 


Instructions for Public Comment

ONLY CLICK this link if you want to join the Board of Education meeting to make a video public comment. To join the Zoom meeting by phone, call (301) 715-8592 and use ID # 86561141579. 
 

Please review the details below on making a public comment. 


PUBLIC COMMENT METHOD 1 (PREFERRED) - FULL VIDEO VIA ZOOM


Step 1:  When you are ready to make a public comment, join the Board of Education meeting via the Zoom link posted above.   Please plan for your participation in the meeting by:
  • Turning your camera and microphone on
  • Dressing appropriately
  • Maintaining a proper background setting for your camera’s view
  • Having a quiet space
  • Muting the YouTube live stream of the Board of Education meeting when you are speaking so that there is no feedback with your participation in the Zoom meeting

Step 2: You will be placed in a queue and admitted to the meeting when it is your turn to make a public comment.  Once you see that you are admitted to the Zoom call it will be your turn to make your public comment.   Please begin your public comment by stating your full name and address.

Step 3: After making your public comment please exit the Zoom meeting so that the next person waiting to make a public comment can be admitted.


PUBLIC COMMENT METHOD 2 - DIAL-IN VIA ZOOM (VOICE ONLY)

Step 1:  When you are ready to make a public comment, in the Zoom meeting using the dial in phone number and meeting ID posted above.   Please plan for your participation in the meeting by:

  • Having a quiet space
  • Muting the YouTube live stream of the Board of Education meeting when you are speaking so that there is no feedback with your participation in the Zoom meeting

Step 2: You will be placed in a queue and admitted to the meeting when it is your turn to make a public comment.  Once you see that you are admitted to the Zoom call it will be your turn to make your public comment.   Please begin your public comment by stating your full name and address.

Step 3: After making your public comment please exit the Zoom meeting so that the next person waiting to make a public comment can be admitted.


PUBLIC COMMENT METHOD 3 

If the preferred full video method of public comment is not an option for you and the dial-in method fails, please follow these directions to submit your public comment.

Step 1: Starting at 7:00PM: email your comment to BTConnect@bernardsboe.com or text your comment to (908) 292-3047.

Step 2:  Use PUBLIC COMMENT as the email subject or start of a text message.

Step 3:  Indicate your first and last name and address. THIS IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR PUBLIC
COMMENT TO BE INCLUDED.



Regardless of whether you use method 1, 2 or 3 for public comment please note that:

  • Public comments are limited to a maximum of approximately 3 minutes if read aloud.
  • Individuals are permitted a maximum of one public comment during public comment on agenda items.  Individuals are permitted a maximum of one public comment during public comment on non-agenda items. 
  • Public comments submitted via method 1 and 2 will be processed first, then comments submitted by method 3.  An individual’s comments made using method 1 or 2 will not also be read into the record through method 3.
  • The Board of Education reserves the right to limit the length of time allotted for public comment (for both agenda items and non-agenda items).  In the event that time limitations prohibit the reading of a public comment received pursuant to these instructions, the comment will be published as part of the meeting minutes.
  • No public comments will be accepted before 7:00PM or after item XIX. Board Forum of the agenda.