Prior to Connecticut Executive Order 7, the Thomaston Board of Education held its meetings in person. Now, the Thomaston Board of Education holds its meetings virtually. Public participation for virtual meetings is permitted through written comment and if public participation is listed on the meeting agenda. For those who wish to make Public Comments during a virtual meeting of the Thomaston Board of Education, all public comments must be submitted at least one (1) hour before the start of the virtual meeting via the Thomaston Board of Education Public Comment Google Form. Written public comments submitted on time and through the above-named form shall be read aloud during the Thomaston Board of Education meeting as deemed appropriate per Policy/Bylaws of the Board 9325 - Meeting Conduct, including but not limited to:
- Five (5) minutes may be allotted to each comment; the number of minutes allotted may be reduced to adhere to the maximum of twenty (20) minutes of comments to each subject matter.
- No comments shall include charges or complaints against any employee of the Board of Education, regardless of whether or not the employee is identified in the presentation by name or by another reference that tends to identify an individual. All charges or complaints against employees shall be submitted to the Board of Education under provision of Board of Education policy.
- Comments must be written in a civil manner, with due respect for the dignity and privacy of others who may be affected by their comments. While it is not the Board’s intent to stifle public comment, if the comments violate the rights of others under the law of defamation or invasion of privacy, the speaker may be held legally responsible. Those unsure of the legal ramification of their comments are urged to consult first with their legal advisor.
The Public Participation portion of Regular Board of Education Meetings occurs immediately after the "Approval of the Agenda" to allow the public to speak to items posted on the agenda before the Board addresses these items.
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Per CT Executive Order 7B (see exerpt related to open meetings), "any materials relevant to matters on the agenda, including but not limited to materials related to specific applications, if applicable, shall be submitted to the agency a minimum of twenty four (24) hours prior and posted to the agency's website for public inspection prior to, during, and after the meeting, and any exhibits to be submitted by members of the public shall, to the extent feasible, also be submitted to the agency a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting and posted to the agency's website for public inspection prior to, during, and after the meeting"