April 20th School Board Meeting
The Allegany County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at Allegany High School, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland, MD . In accordance with local, state, and federal mandates and guidelines surrounding COVID-19, the executive meeting will be held virtually via teleconference and recorded. The public can dial-in to a live conference call utilizing the following information:
- Phone: (301) 876-9034
- Conference ID: 169209
At that time, it is anticipated that the Board will consider closure of the Open Session to meet in the Executive Session to discuss personnel matters, negotiations, consult with counsel, and conduct administrative functions. These discussion items are permitted under the Open Meetings Act, Section 10-508 (a)(1) and (a)(7) and Section 10-103. The Public Meeting will follow the Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. at Allegany High School, in the Theatre, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland, MD & (live-streamed to the Public).
Compliance with Maryland Department of Health and CDC social distancing guidelines requires that a limited number of people (30) can attend this meeting in person. Those wishing to attend in person must RSVP by completing this form https://forms.gle/
XBLqTjZF6Has2HEn7 no later than noon Monday, April 19, 2021. Those that RSVP will receive a confirmation that they are able to attend. The public is reminded that they must adhere to social distancing and mask requirements. The public meeting will still be live-streamed. The public may watch the livestream of the meeting at http://bit.ly/ACPSMedia, and the meeting agenda is accessible after 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at https://bit.ly/ ACBOEBoardDocs.
The Allegany County Board of Education is pleased to receive comments and ideas from our public pertaining to the policies, procedures, and/or practices of the school system. Public comment may still be submitted by following this modified procedure. Community members may submit public comments via email to email@example.com. Emails must be received no later than noon on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. During the public comment portion of the meeting, emails will be read in the order in which they were received. Personal information will not be withheld and anonymous submissions will not be considered. The Board President or her designee will read the constituent's name in addition to the public comment. Topics excluded from public comment include:
- Individual personal issues
- Comments identifying individual students or staff members
- Matters that are on appeal or may be appealed
- Topics for which the Board schedules formal public hearings
- Advertising or solicitation for products and/or services
The following guidance applies to all methods of public comment: The Allegany County Board of Education asks that comments be limited to a maximum of 5 minutes per individual, unless otherwise considered by the board president. The individual board members and superintendent will be offered the opportunity to respond to comments from the public in a separate section of the agenda. Any responses are the individual responses of the speaker and do not represent the board's response. The time allotted for each board member shall be limited to a maximum of 3 minutes. There will be no discussion or action taken at this meeting, but may be considered at a future meeting. Issues that are specific to individual employees should be referred to the immediate supervisor for appropriate consideration and review. Rude, slanderous, defamatory, inflammatory, vulgar, or threatening remarks or other behavior that is disruptive or interferes with the order of the meeting is not permitted.