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Decatur School Board to discuss review of board policies

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Decatur School Board to discuss review of board policies

The City Schools of Decatur School Board listens to online public comment during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. The meeting was held both in person and virtually through Zoom. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Decatur, GA — The City Schools of Decatur School Board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting. The meeting will be held in person at the Wilson School Support Center, 125 Electric Ave., and via Zoom.

The school board will also meet for an executive session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss legal and personnel matters. Executive sessions are not open to the public.

During the meeting, the school board will discuss the board policies that are up for initial review. The school board is in the process of reviewing its board policies and shifting CSD to the governance model that’s recommended by the Georgia School Boards Association.

“Over the next several months, the Board will be reviewing and adopting a large number of policies that CSD is required to have by the state legislature. GSBA drafted the initial set of policies adopted which are mostly routine operating procedures,” the agenda packet states.

Here are the meeting access instructions:

The board will continue the practice of streaming meetings via Zoom and available at the following link.

Join the Board Meeting: https://csdecatur.zoom.us/j/95614159391

To join by phone dial 1-646-558-8656 or +1-301-715-8592

The webinar ID is 956 1415 9391.

To view the meeting agenda, click here.

To make a public comment, in-person attendees can register online before the meeting or upon arrival by scanning a QR Code on the Board Room entrance. Registration will ensure that the district collects information necessary to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing. Please ensure the name you enter on the form matches the name you use(d) to sign-up. If the names do not match, it will not be possible for you to be recognized to participate in public comment. To sign up for public comment, click here.

After the first review of the policies, they will be published on the district’s website for public review. Members of the community are invited to review and provide feedback on the policies.

To view the policies currently available for public review, click here.

During the Sept. 13 meeting, the school board will review the policies related to school district operations, school board operations, fiscal management, business management and facility expansion program.

Among the policies up for review is the board policy on naming facilities. The draft states “the superintendent shall ensure the district facilities…are named following an appropriate public input process concluding with Board approval.”

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