Participating in or Watching Board Meetings
During the pandemic, the Norwin Board of School Directors has been holding meetings through an online format.
Members of the public who wish to view and/or participate in the meeting can do so in four ways:
|Option||How to Access This Option|
|1. Read the meeting agenda||
The agenda is available by clicking here:
2. View the meeting live (observe only)
(to observe only and not make a public comment)
Visit Norwin School District's official YouTube channel at the meeting time to view a livestream of the meeting.
3. View the meeting live (and comment)
(to observe and make a public comment)
a. There are a limited number of participants allowed in Zoom. Please use this option only if you plan to speak.
b. In the days immediately before the meeting, a Google Form will be available here to click and sign up for public comment. This form corresponds to a particular meeting and changes for each meeting.
To ensure your request is processed in a timely fashion, please complete the form prior to the meeting. Form submissions can also be submitted during the meeting.
The Zoom link information will be emailed to you after completing the sign-up form.
c. When the public comment portion of the meeting begins, please click the “raise hand” icon in the virtual meeting window. The meeting host will enable your audio so you may provide your comment to the board. Once you are done, the meeting host will mute your audio and go to the next person in the room who would like to provide public comment.
d. Please note that all speakers will be limited to two minutes each.
e. Please review Policy 006.2, Public Participation at Board Meetings.
|4. View a recording of the meeting
This will be provided within the BoardDocs Agenda webspace on the District website the day after the meeting.
DIRECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING
You will need to click the meeting link when available and then create a profile using the Zoom online videoconferencing application. In your profile, you must enter your first and last name. After you click the virtual meeting link to enter the virtual meeting, you will first be entered into a virtual waiting room. In order to be admitted to the virtual board meeting, you must have your first and last name appear as a named participant. The meeting host will then admit you to the virtual board meeting room. When you enter the room, you will automatically be muted.
Unfortunately, the District is unable to provide technical support and troubleshooting for members of the public who experience technical difficulties with these technology platforms. We strongly suggest you test your speaker, microphone, and webcam (optional) when you click on the zoom link after it is provided.
Meetings of the School Board are conducted at the District's Administrative Office on the second and third Mondays of each month respectively. School Board meeting dates are established in December of the previous school year.
Meeting dates are made available to the public via the media, and are posted outside of the District Administrative Offices. All deliberations and official business of the Board are conducted in open, public sessions. The Board may, however, conduct an Executive Session, which is not open to the public. The presiding officer shall announce the purpose of an Executive Session prior to convening or during the Board President's report. Under the Sunshine Act, 65 P.S. 271, et seq., the Board may discuss the following matters in an Executive Session: employment issues, personnel matters, labor relations, the purchase or lease of real estate, consultation with an attorney or other professional advisors regarding potential litigation or identifiable complaints which may lead to litigation, and matters which must be conducted in private to protect the lawful privilege of confidentiality. Even if a matter/issue is appropriately discussed in Executive Session, official action must be taken in public. The Board President shall call for public comments before voting on agenda items.