November 30, 2020 - Special Session

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Monday, November 30, 2020 - 7:00pm


School District of South Orange Maplewood, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040


Monday, November 30, 2020   


Using online video conference platform

(The instructions are placed at the end of the agenda) 



Call to Order – Announcement of Notice 

Pledge of Allegiance 

Roll Call  



The school board meeting is a business meeting in public and not a meeting with the public. Oftentimes it may appear to members of our audience that the Board of Education takes action with very little comment and in many cases a unanimous vote. Before a matter is placed on the agenda at a public meeting, the Administration has thoroughly reviewed the matter with the Superintendent of Schools/Chief School Administrator (CSA). If the Superintendent of Schools/Chief School Administrator is satisfied that the matter is ready to be presented to the Board of Education, it is then referred to the appropriate Board Committee.  The Members of the Board Committee work with Administration and the Superintendent to assure that the members fully understand the matter. After the committee discusses the matter, it is presented to the full Board for discussion before any action is taken. Only then, is it placed on the agenda for action at a public meeting. 




Please note that Public Speaks is not a time for dialogue with the Board of Education – It is an opportunity for you to share a comment with the Board of Education. In addition, by law, administrators and Board of Education members are not permitted to publicly discuss personnel matters, student discipline, or other issues requiring confidentiality.  While we may not respond to comments, all input shared with the Board of Education is taken very seriously, and will inform future deliberations and work by the Board of Education and its committees.  


MOTION to move to Executive Session – Mid-year Review of Superintendent


PUBLIC SESSION - November 30, 2020 Information


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Telephone Number: 408-418-9388

Meeting ID: 179 289 5495

Meeting PW: 67264320


Watch on Public Access Television

  • Channel 35 in Maplewood

  • Channel 19 in South Orange

  • Verizon FiOS Channel 22 in both Maplewood and South Orange.

Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks

Community members can submit comments and questions to the Board of Education during the Public Speaks portion of the meeting. To submit a question or concern to the Board of Education, please visit our online Hearing of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks web page (

In addition to written comments, community members can sign up to provide audio comments to the Board of Education. Audio comments can be provided by connecting to the district's Webex platform during a scheduled Board of Education meeting.

Step 1 - Install Webex on your device.

Step 2 - Submit a Request To Speak 

Submit a request to speak during the public comment section of BOE meeting by completing the following form:

November 30 2020 - BOE Meeting Public Participation Signup (Audio Comment).


Step 3 - Connect To The BOE Meeting

Connect to the BOE Meeting. Please check your audio connections are set correctly ( Failure to do so will prevent you from being heard during the public speaks portion of the meeting

Step 4 - Provide your audio comment

During your turn to speak, your microphone will be unmuted. Please speak clearly into the microphone/headset. After your time for public speaks has passed, your microphone will be muted. 





The Board of Education will meet in Closed Session on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm via online video conference platform to discuss personnel and legal issues, negotiations and other matters to be announced at a later date.  Immediately following the Closed Session, the Board of Education will meet in Public Session at 7:30 pm using the online video conference platform.  The community can view the meeting by following the steps which will be posted on the agenda.  Action will be taken. 


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