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News - September 10, 2021

As school boards resume in-person meetings, will the public still get to comment from home?

Pandemic 'silver lining': Residents' interactions with some boards increased as meetings went virtual

by Zoe Morgan

Students aren't the only ones headed back in-person this fall. Local school boards are also facing the prospect of returning, as a state executive order that facilitates remote meetings is set to expire.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 8, 2021 at 11:29 am

Bystander is a registered user.

This has to be done. As a parent I can remember sitting in school board meetings until long after the witching hour to have my say or see the result of something. Some parents took young children with them to avoid the need for babysitters, and some children were busy doing homework. Then parents had to leave before they wanted to due to getting the kids to bed. Not the way it should/could be done nowadays.

Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm

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Zip about in person City of PA council meetings resuming. I find “virtual” invites a lack of human participation — it’s entirely restrictive, unfair & exclusionary to the electronically disadvantaged . Yet. I suppose ideally someone in Kabul could listen in.

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