The Board of Education encourages the public and the press to attend its meetings to keep informed of school business, activities, and curriculum and program changes.
Procedures for Board of Education meetings will be in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act to ensure that Board of Education discussions and decisions are known and understood by the public. Executive Sessions will be called only for discussion of matters allowed by the Freedom of Information Act.
The agendas for all regular and special meetings are posted in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools and the Town Hall and sent to Board members and persons or organizations who have submitted written requests for such notices in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. Additionally, these agendas will be placed on the Litchfield Public Schools web site.
Comments by the public during regular meetings will be welcome under the agenda item Public Participation. The Chairman may ask for comments, questions and suggestions from members of the community during discussion of other agenda items, and may establish time or other reasonable limitations.
Persons or citizens who wish to bring a matter to the Board should contact the Superintendent or Chairman of the Board to ask that the item be placed on the agenda a week in advance of any regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. Eventual placement on an agenda is the sole discretion of the Board Chairperson.
Legal References: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-232 Conduct of meetings.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-225 Meetings of government agencies to be public.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-231 Executive Sessions.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-227 Mailing of notice of meetings to persons filing written request.
Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 12/14/1982
Policy Reviewed: 10/1/1998
Policy Revised: 8/24/2004, 11/19/2008, 9/16/2015, 5/17/2017