School Board Meeting Procedures
Welcome to a meeting of the Sto-Rox School District Board of
Education. As your elected representatives to this policymaking Board, we
appreciate your interest and your attendance. Attending Board meetings is an
important way to learn about the accomplishments, concerns and needs of your
public schools. The following will explain how the Board functions and how you
can be a part of the proceedings.
The Board generally meets for its regular Board meetings on
the third and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 P.M. at the Sto-Rox Upper
Elementary Library. However, due to the scheduling of holidays or for special
purposes, the Board occasionally meets on other days and/ or at other locations.
A schedule of Board Meetings can be found on the District website. Special meeting notices are posted on the
District website and on the doors of each school building. Please check with
the District Office if you should have any questions regarding meeting
times/locations. The Sto-Rox School District Policy Manual, Board Policies, and
Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, are the parliamentary authority for
conduct of the meetings. The Board conducts all of its business in public
except for executive sessions as permitted under State statutes.
The Board President and the Superintendent prepare the agenda
for each meeting. Items on the agenda are considered by motions, which require
voice votes or roll call votes of the Board. The Board holds a regularly scheduled Agenda
Review for the purpose of examining proposals and recommendations made by the
staff, legal counsel, consultants, or the Board. This process ensures a thorough review of all
items before they are placed on the voting agenda. The public is encouraged to attend the Agenda
Review Meeting and the Legislative Voting Meetings.
All Board meetings are open to the public except for
executive or closed sessions, which the Board may call, to discuss, personnel
matters, pending court proceedings involving the District, financial matters or
student discipline matters. Voting on all issues, including those discussed in
executive session, is done in public. Background materials on agenda items are
sent to Board members prior to each meeting. After examining this material,
Board members may obtain answers to questions and be prepared to efficiently and
expeditiously reach decisions concerning the many items, which come before them
during the meeting.
ADDRESSING THE BOARD:
A Board meeting is a meeting in the
public and not a public hearing; therefore, participation by persons in the
audience is designated for specific places on the agenda. Comment at this oral
hearing is limited to 3 minutes per person and 5 minutes per group. The public
comment period is an opportunity for the board to hear the public’s concerns.
The Board will NOT discuss personnel matters in public.
The board invites public comment on agenda and non-agenda
items. However, if citizens or groups
wish to formally address the board on NON-AGENDA items, they must present their item in writing to the Superintendent at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to request placement on the agenda. Meeting agendas may be found on the website on the day of the scheduled meeting.
HOW TO ACCESS THE
STO-ROX SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD POLICY MANUAL: Please go to the Sto-Rox School
District Website www.srsd.k12.pa.us. On the top of the screen there are drop down
menus. Select “District” Click on: “School Board.” Then click on “Policies and Procedures.” You may access a “Search” to locate necessary