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School Board Meetings and Policies

Next Regular Board Meeting 
Date:  Monday, June 21, 2021 
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Type:  Regular board meeting. This meeting is open to the public, both in-person and virtually via Microsoft Teams.
Location: Pioneer Park Pavilion* (330 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371)
Links: (posted here no later than 24 hours prior to meeting)

*Please check back for more details June 16.

Regular board meetings will be livestreamed via Microsoft Teams.  Attendees do not need an account to join a meeting via computer; however, the Microsoft Teams app will need to be installed when joining on a smart phone or tablet. This will allow for a full meeting user-experience.

Health and Safety Expectations for In-Person Meetings on District Property
The Puyallup School Board recognizes the importance of health and safety measures to protect students, staff, school board directors and community members. The following safety requirements are in place for all in-person meetings:

     • Face masks are required at all times
     • Electronic Health Screen required upon entry
     • Temperature check performed
     • Social distancing requirements enforced

Public Comment Process and Guidelines

The Puyallup School Board welcomes the public to its meetings and recognizes the importance of involving members of the public, both virtually and in-person.  Public comments will be accepted both in-person during the meeting, and virtually with advanced notice.

To ensure an efficient and orderly operation of the meeting, the following guidelines are in place:

     • Speakers are asked to limit comments to three minutes.
     • The board will not respond directly to comments but will take them under advisement.
     • Those who have questions, suggestions, criticisms, or proposals are encouraged to submit comments in
        writing to the board.  
     • Comments may be directed toward programs and school operations but may not concern complaints about
        school personnel. Personnel complaints must be pursued according to the district’s complaint process (Policy 4220).
     • A single individual will be asked to represent members or a group with similar concerns. However,
        anyone may speak if they have something pertinent to add.
     • The board president shall terminate lengthy, inappropriate, or abusive discussion.

In-Person Public Comment Process*
     •  Fill out a comment card at the sign-in table                         and hand it to the board assistant or any staff
     •  Approach the lectern when called upon during 
        the public comment portion of the agenda.
     •  Commentators will be recorded and shown on
        the livestream.*

*Attendees give consent to being recorded by participating.                                                                                                                                                         
 Remote Public Comment Process*
     • Beginning June 16, email 
        no later than 4 p.m. on June 21, 2021 and include your 
        name, phone number and the topic you wish to address.
        Please write ‘Public Comment’ in the subject line of your
     • Commentators will receive a unique meeting
        link via a Microsoft Teams calendar invite.
        Please "accept" the meeting.
     • Please keep your microphone muted except when called                upon by the board president during the public comment 
        portion of the agenda.