Organizational/Staff Renewal Board Meeting - May 10, 2021

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Monday, May 10, 2021 - 8:00pm
School District of South Orange Maplewood, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Monday, May 10, 2021    
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. 
  • Organizational/Staff Renewal
Approve:  Reappointment of Staff for the 2021-22 School Year
Join By Computer / Smartphone
Choose one of three options:
Event: Board of Education Meeting - Public Session
Date / Time: Monday, May 10, 2021 - 8:00 pm
Event Number: 173 102 7400
Event Password: 67264320 from phones
Telephone Number: 408-418-9388

Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks - Written Comment

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 follow the instructions below.
Option 1: Submit Comments Via Webex
Please note: The Q&A portion of Webex has a limit of 255 characters. If you would like to submit a question/comment that is longer than 255 characters
1. Using the meeting link(s) listed above, navigate to the Webex login page.
2. Type your name and email address.
3. Click Join Now / Join By Browser.
Q&A button
 Q&A Webex button highlighted in blue.
4. When the Webex session loads, select the Q&A icon (see above).
5.  Type your comment/question in the Q&A panel.

Option 2: Submit Comments Via Google Form

Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks - Audio Comment

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:
Step 3 - Connect To The BOE Meeting
Connect to the BOE Meeting using the information below:
Date / Time: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:30 pm
Webex Link: Webex Link
Event Number: 173 102 7400
Event Password: Orange20Maple (67264320 from phones)
Telephone Number: 408-418-9388
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.
Schedules and Agendas


The Board of Education will meet in Closed Session on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm via the 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 a Special 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 listed on the agenda.  Action will be taken.
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