School Board Meeting Procedures
Warwick School District holds its regularly scheduled Board of School Directors meeting at 7:00 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month. Meetings will be held in-person at the district office, unless otherwise stated, and virtually using Zoom. (Scroll to bottom of page for virtual meeting instructions.)
Members of the public are welcome to attend in-person or to view the meeting virtually.
Board Committee meeting information can be found under the Board Tab. Click Calendars and Agendas. Committee meetings are open to the public, but may not be available virtually.
School Board participation guidelines for meetings are as follows:
If a member of the public wishes to speak or address the board at the School Board meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, please contact Janice Boyer, Board Secretary, at 717-626-3734 x3715 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the board meeting.
Please provide your name, address, and topic you wish to speak on to the Board Secretary, who will verify your address prior to the meeting.
If a member of the public wishes to speak at any of the Board Committee meetings throughout the month, please see the respective committee agendas posted under Calendar and Committee Meeting Agendas
. A sign in sheet is available at each meeting for attendance purposes, and can be used to indicate the wish to address the committee. You may also email the respective Committee Administrative Representative prior to 4:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. You are asked to provide your name, address, and the topic you wish to speak on to the representative. Address information is used to verify your residency within the district.
The public may share comments related to agenda items at the beginning of the board meeting during Recognition of Citizens. Comments not related to items on the agenda at hand may be shared at the end of the board meeting under the Comments or Questions from Board Members or Citizens. Each citizen is given two to three minutes for their comments.
The Board President will indicate the time for comments by stating the following:
RECOGNITION OF CITIZENS:
This Board welcomes and invites public comment, questions and concerns. However, the board requires a level of respect and decorum during board meetings and proceedings as well as a process for accessing specific information, followed by all school districts in Pennsylvania. Board policy 903 states the following:
All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no participant may address or question Board members or members of the public individually.
The presiding officer may:
1. Interrupt or terminate a participant's statement when the statement is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, obscene, or irrelevant.
2. Request any individual to leave the meeting when that person does not observe reasonable decorum.
3. Request the assistance of law enforcement officers to remove a disorderly person when his/her conduct interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting.
Moving forward, the board will no longer allow comments that violate this policy, and will exercise its rights to remove individuals from both virtual and face to face meetings.
You may ask questions at this point or at the end of the agenda under Comments from Public.
If you choose to make a comment based on items on the agenda, please wait to be recognized, come to the podium, state your name, and kindly limit your remarks to two to three minutes. The board may or may not elect to respond. Please refrain from making remarks during the course of the meeting.
In the event of a virtual board meeting:
The virtual participation guidelines will follow the same format of live board meetings.
As is the format in live board meetings, the public may make comments at the beginning and end of the board meeting, or as directed by the School Board President. The first opportunity for comments at the beginning of the meeting is limited to items on the agenda. Anyone wishing to address the Board is given 2-3 minutes for their comments. The Board Secretary will no longer be reading comments from the public.
Zoom links and comment forms will be available on the committee meeting agendas.