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COVID - 19 Notice Of Work Session And Special School Board Meeting

The School Board of Seminole County will hold two meetings on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. for a Reopening Work Session and at 5:30 p.m. for a Special School Board meeting. 

In consideration of the current health and safety concerns for our community; the various emergency executive and administrative orders entered by Federal, State, and Local Governmental authorities; in order to continue to perform essential functions in a manner consistent with law and board policy; and to continue to provide governmental transparency as well as reasonable opportunities for the public to access and participate in the decision making process, the School Board will modify its meeting and public participation process during this time of emergency as follows: 

Work Session

  1. Meeting schedule: A Reopening Work Session WebEx Meeting is scheduled for July 14, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.
     
  2. Meeting Procedures and Access Points: The School Board will participate at the meeting virtually utilizing communications media technology made permissible pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders. Information regarding the opportunity for the public to view the meeting is as follows: 
    1. Access point for internet:  Access to WebEx meeting 
      Web address: Event address for attendees:    https://scps.webex.com/scps/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea19fe2bbdf49fbf574866cd4e82d6088 
      Event number (access code): 120 319 2310
      Event password: wSjMuZv3F32

      OR

      Join by phone: +1-415-655-0003 US Toll
      Access code: 120 319 2310
       
    2. Access point for in-person viewing: For those without internet access, a live audio/video stream of the meeting will be broadcast on campus where members of the public may view/hear School Board discussions in a designated area that can accommodate appropriate social distancing at 400 East Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford, Florida 32773-7127. Consistent with Seminole County Executive Order 2020-030, all persons accessing the meeting in this manner are required to wear a face covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines, unless said persons are exempt from wearing a face covering as stated in Executive Order 2020-030.

School Board Meeting

  1. Meeting schedule: The Special School Board Meeting is scheduled for July 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., in the School Board Room located at 400 East Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford, Florida 32773-7127. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the following topic(s), which may be amended after publication of this meeting notice: 

    Special Meeting Topics:
    A. 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan
    B. Equity Council

    The Agenda will be published not less than forty-eight hours prior to the Special Board Meeting on the Seminole County Schools Website at https://seminolecountyschoolfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx.  If you wish to obtain a copy of the agenda please contact Jill Mahramus, Clerk to the School Board, 407/320-0241 or at scpsremoteboardmeeting@myscps.us.  For the updated agenda go to https://seminolecountyschoolfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx, to review the final agenda.
     
  2. Meeting Procedures and Access Points: School Board members will participate at the School Board meeting virtually utilizing communications media technology made permissible pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders.  Information regarding the opportunity for the public to view and participate in the meeting is as follows: 

    Internet access to the agenda and video stream of meetings: School Board agendas are published to our meeting portal at https://seminolecountyschoolfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx. On July 14, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., the meeting will be video live-streamed on our district website.
     
    1. Access point for written participation: In order to facilitate participation by individuals who are subject to quarantine or self-isolation measures, members of the public may participate in writing electronically through Public Comment or by U.S. mail delivery to the School Board addressed to: Public Comment-Jill Mahramus, Seminole County School Board, 400 East Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford, Florida 32773-7127. In order to be considered prior to Board action, these comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of the board meeting. Comments must include the information found on the Request to Address the School Board Form.
       
    2. Access point for video participation: Alternatively, members of the public may participate by sending a video comment using the SCPS School Board Meeting Video Public Comment Submission Form.  The video must be no longer than three (3) minutes for an individual, or six (6) minutes for a designated group representative.  In order to be considered prior to Board action, these videos must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of the board meeting.  
       
    3. Access point for in-person viewing: For those without internet access, a live audio/video stream of the meeting will be broadcast on campus where members of the public may view/hear School Board deliberations in a designated area which can accommodate appropriate social distancing at 400 East Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford, Florida 32773-7127. Individuals accessing the meeting in this manner must still submit a public comment form via email, video or by U.S. mail and may request a Request to Address the School Board Form from Jill Mahramus, Clerk to the School Board, 407/320-0241. Consistent with Seminole County Executive Order 2020-030, all persons accessing the meeting in this manner are required to wear a face covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines, unless said persons are exempt from wearing a face covering as stated in Executive Order 2020-030.

ALL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE SCHOOL BOARD BYLAWS AND POLICIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BYLAW 169.1.

NOTICE: If a person intends to appeal the board’s decision with respect to any matter, or has any thought that an appeal may be taken, the person has the responsibility to ensure that a verbatim (word for word) record of the proceeding is made and that the record includes all testimony and evidence upon which an appeal is to be based.

NOTICE:  Persons with a disabilities requiring assistance to attend and/or participate in the meeting should contact Boyd E. Karns, Jr., 407/320-0321, TDD 407/320-0290 or Florida Relay (v) 800/955-8770.  

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