Special Board Meeting - Curriculum & Instruction Committee - April 5, 2022

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 6:30pm
School District of South Orange Maplewood 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
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 then shared with the other Board members for consideration.  Only then is it placed on the agenda for Board discussion and 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.  
  • Equal Opportunity Schools Update Presentation
  • SOMSD Art/Music Department Update Presentation
  • Special Services Update
  • Access & Equity Update
  • Approvals
  • Policies for First Reading in April
    • 2415.05 Student Surveys, Analysis, and/or Evaluations - Revising from 9/2021
    • 2431.4 Prevention and Treatment of Sports-Related Concussions and Head Injuries
    • 2622 Student Assessment
    • 5460 High School Graduation 
    • 5541 Anti-Hazing 
The Board of Education will meet in Closed Session on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm in the Superintendent’s Office, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ, as well as using 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 Public Session at 7:30 pm in the District Meeting Room, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ in person and utilizing an online video conference platform which will include Hearing of Individuals.  The community can view the meeting by following the steps which will be listed on the agenda.  Action will be taken.
Join By Computer / Smartphone
Choose one of three options:
●       Watch on SOMSD's Youtube Live Stream: Click Here (https://www.youtube.com/c/SouthOrangeMaplewoodSchoolDistrict)

Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks - Audio Comment

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:
Event: Board of Education Meeting - Special Public Meeting
Date / Time:  April 5, 2022 - 6:30 PM
Webex Link: Webex Link
Event Number: 2343 635 1688
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.