Return to Live Meetings - Public Participation Guidelines

Procedures and Guidelines for Public Participation in Board Meetings


As of June 7, 2020, the Westport Board of Education will return to in-person Board meetings.  With transmission rates down, vaccination rates up, and most pandemic-related restrictions having been lifted, we are pleased that we are able to resume meeting in person with mitigation measures in place, and we welcome the public to join us.  Anyone joining us in person (including Board members) must wear a mask and maintain three feet of social distancing.  Those who require a mask exemption, in accordance with legal requirements, can present the required documentation in advance to Director of Human Resources and General Administration John Bayers.

In the event any members of the public would prefer to continue viewing our meetings remotely, we will continue our longstanding practice of livestreaming our meetings on the Board’s website and Channel 78, and posting recordings of our meetings on our website.  The procedures for public comment that had been in place before the pandemic, codified in Board Bylaw 9324, will resume, and we will no longer be providing an opportunity for written comments from the public during Board meetings. As always, however, you may reach out to us through email with any comments or feedback.