COVID-19 NOTICE for May 12, 2020
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:
1. Meeting schedule for May 12, 2020:
Workshop – 4:00 P.M.
Regular School Board Meeting – 6:00 P.M.
Location: The School Board chambers located at 919 N. Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601. As always, the agenda will be published seven days in advance of the meeting in the Hernando Sun Newspaper, and the Hernando County Schools Website at http://hernandocountyschool.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx.
2. Meeting Procedures and Access Points: A quorum of School Board members will physically meet in the School Board chambers, and the meeting will be broadcast live. Information regarding the opportunity for the public to view and participate in the meeting is as follows:
a. Internet access to agenda and video stream of meetings: School Board agendas are published seven days prior to meeting. The meetings are video live-streamed on the District’s webpage, and archived. These agendas, videos, and archives of past meetings are available at http://hernandocountyschool.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx .
b. 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 by email addressed to [email protected], or by U.S. mail delivery to the School Board addressed to: Public Comment, Hernando County School Board, 919 N. Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601. In order to be considered prior to Board action, these comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the board meeting. Comments must contain the name and address of the submitter, as well as the specific agenda item to be addressed. Consistent with School Board Bylaws, the Board’s review of the content of such comment may be limited to 400 words.
ALL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE SCHOOL BOARD BYLAWS AND POLICIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CIVILITY AND LENGTH OF STATEMENTS AND PUBLIC COMMENT SEGMENTS.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least five (5) days before the meeting by contacting Kelly Pogue at (352) 797-7253. If you are hearing impaired, please contact the agency by calling (352) 797-7202.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the School Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, that person will need a copy of the official record of the meeting. The official record of any School Board meeting consists of the official minutes approved by the Board including any back-up materials or documents submitted to it and a transcript of the audio and/or visual recording of the meeting if any made and maintained by the District. It is the responsibility of the party requesting a copy of audio/visual recording to have it transcribed for appellate purposes.