The BPS101 Board of Education welcomes the attendance of the public and school staff at its meetings.
A school board meeting is the only means by which a school board can carry out its legal duties or exercise its legal powers. As such, the primary purpose of a school board meeting is to transact business. Secondarily, school board meetings provide opportunities for creative and constructive decision-making by members of the board while attempting to reach consensus on strategic issues. In addition, school board meetings offer an opportunity for the public and staff to address the Board of Education.
On November 17, the Board of Education met at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre (BFAC), and a live stream was provided on this webpage. Individuals were invited to speak during public comment and encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the meeting. The group size was limited to 10 on-site participants at BFAC, with separate rooms within BFAC used as holding areas for additional participants.
Here is the recording of the November 17, 2020 meeting.
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Public Notice: Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation(s) while attending District events/meetings should notify District personnel of the accommodation(s) required at a minimum of 48 hours prior to the event/meeting. Requests are to be made directly to the Board of Education at 630-937-8834.
Agendas, meeting minutes, and related meeting documents are available on BoardDocs, the District’s document management system. The meeting minutes represent official actions taken by the Board, but do not include verbatim transcripts of conversations and discussions from each meeting.
BATV (Batavia Access Television) regularly records and broadcasts BPS101 Board of Education Meetings on government access/meetings Comcast channel 10 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.
Public Comments at Board Meetings
Citizens are encouraged to participate in school district affairs, and a special portion of the meeting agenda, “Public Comments” is set aside to listen to community members. This segment of the meeting is scheduled within the agenda and the President of the Board will ask for citizen comments at the proper time. When addressing the Board, a community member is requested to identify him/herself by name and address. If an individual represents a group, then the group should also be identified. The Board of Education normally provides three minutes for each speaker, but will allow for a longer commentary with advance notice to the Superintendent. Such comments may then become a formal part of the meeting agenda. The Board asks that no identifying characteristics of a student or District staff person be included in comments. BPS101 holds their students and staff in the highest level of confidence.
Although the Board encourages public comment, it must also be understood that the Board may or may not provide feedback or take action immediately following the public comment. Inquiries are directed to the Superintendent who will investigate the matter and report as quickly as possible to the citizen and to the Board of Education. If formal action is called for, the matter will usually be placed on the agenda for a future regular meeting of the Board of Education.