The Formal Meeting
The Board's regular meeting is usually held at 8 p.m. at the Middle School Theater on the fourth Monday of each month. Residents are welcome to address the Board at this meeting. Board meeting calendars are available from the District Clerk.
The Board's work sessions are held on the second Monday of each month at 8 p.m. at the Middle School Theater. The Board discusses issues and hears from teachers, students and program, department and committee heads. Residents are welcome to address the Board at this meeting also.
By law, Board discussions concerning personnel, contract negotiations and the sale or acquisition of property may be held only at private meetings called Executive Sessions. No action is taken in Executive Session.
Copies of the meeting agenda are available at each meeting. Information also can be obtained the Friday before a meeting by calling the District Clerk, 941-8880, ext. 4410. Agendas are also posted on the district website, www.briarcliffschools.org.
In order to make decisions at a meeting, Board members receive information on agenda items well in advance. The Board usually will not take action on items not on the agenda.
If you speak at a Board meeting…
Please state your name and address for the record, and direct your remarks to the Board president, not to the audience. We ask that you limit your remarks. (When many people wish to speak, a time limit may be imposed.) A Board meeting is never the place to discuss personnel or individual students.
What if I have a special concern?
If your concern is related to your child's classroom, begin by talking with the teacher. If not resolved there, contact the principal, counselor or psychologist. Finally, contact the Superintendent. If your concern is still not resolved, you may bring the matter before the Board, either by writing, calling or e-mailing a Board member. Remember, though, that Board members make decisions based on what is best for all the children and citizens in the district, and for the total educational program in the schools. Board members cannot make decisions individually and the Board takes action only at Board meetings.
We welcome you to our meetings and thank you for your assistance in conducting orderly and timely sessions. We appreciate your presence as evidence of your interest in providing an excellent public education to all the children in our community.