The Superintendent, conferring with the Chair of the School Committee, will arrange the order of items on meetings agendas so that the Committee can accomplish its business as expeditiously as possible.  The particular order may vary from meeting to meeting in keeping with the business at hand.

The Committee will follow the order of business established by the agenda except as it votes to rearrange the order for the convenience of visitors, individuals appearing before the Committee, or to expedite Committee business.

Any School Committee member, staff member, or community member may suggest items of business.  The inclusion of such items, however, will be at the discretion of the Chair of the Committee.  A staff member who wishes to have a topic scheduled on the agenda should submit the request through the Superintendent.

The agenda will also provide for time when any community member who wishes may speak briefly before the School Committee.

The agenda, together with supporting materials, will be distributed to School Committee members no less than three business days prior to the meeting to permit adequate time to prepare for the meeting.

Agendas will be posted and made available to the press.

SOURCE:  MASC July 2016

CROSS REFS:  BEDH, Public Comment at School Committee Meetings


NOTE:  When a Committee has a policy on agenda format such as the one above, a "customary order of business" or a listing of business to be accomplished at each meeting (regardless of order) is often included in the manual as an informational document.

Reviewed by Shutesbury Policy Committee: 10/19/17

First Reading by Shutesbury School Committee: 11/16/17

Second Reading, First Vote: 12/20/17

Edited by Shutesbury School Committee and Final Vote: 01/18/18