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

Original post made on Sep 8, 2021

During the pandemic, local residents got used to offering their comments at virtual school board meetings by Zoom or phone. But as school boards resume meeting in person, that continued remote access has come into question.

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

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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.