MANSFIELD -- The Mansfield City Schools board of education has released guidance on how the public can participate during virtual school board meetings.
This guidance was posted on the board's agenda for its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night.
The board will meet in-person in the Lowell T. Smith boardroom. The meeting is closed to the public due to social distancing regulations, but will be live-streamed on the district's YouTube channel.
Superintendent Stan Jefferson said the meetings are still condcuted virtually due to the state's mandate limiting in-person gatherings to ten people.
"You can't put more than 10 people in a room for a board meeting but you can put 300 people at Arlin Field for a football game. If you figure that out let me know," Jefferson said.
Due to the COVID-19 requirements for conducting meetings, requests to address the board will need to be submitted via email to District Treasurer Tacy Courtright at email@example.com by 5 p.m. the day of the meeting. All emails must include the full name and address of the person who wishes to address the board.
The agenda states that requests need to "state the concern directly or provide a question that can be read at the board meeting and addressed or answered in the allotted four-minute period of time for each person" during this public participation portion of the board meeting.
Tuesday's meeting agenda includes presentations on the Every Student, Every Day initiative, a reading program sponsored by the Diane Wilkinson Memorial Grant and an overview of the Master Teacher Program.
Tracy Healy of FutureThink will present an enrollment projection report.
The board will also vote to approve various donations to the district and a Community Development Block Grant.
Additional agenda items include contracts with the Mid Ohio Educational Service Center and Catalyst Life Services, various personnel actions and three Memorandums of Understanding with the MSEA regarding HSA and Health Insurance Benefits.
The board will meet in executive session to conference with the board's attorney to discuss matters which are the subject of pending or imminent court action and to consider the employment, dismissal or discipline of a public employee or official.
The full agenda, along with previous agendas and meeting minutes, can be viewed here.