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Public Participation

Welcome to your School Board Meeting.  Your input is welcomed.  On this page,  you will find information regarding the procedures for public participation in Westfield Board of Education public meetings.
In compliance with Chapter 231 of the Public Laws of 1975, entitled the “Open Public Meetings Act,” a notice of each meeting of the Westfield Board of Education is delivered to The Westfield Leader, The Star-Ledger, the Westfield Library, Town Clerk of Westfield, TAP into Westfield and, setting forth the time, date and location of this meeting.  Notice of each meeting also is posted on the district website and district social media.
Instructions for public participation during Board meetings:
The Board requests that individuals state their name and address for the record, and asks that all remarks be directed to the Board President or designee (not to individual members or staff). The Board asks that members of the public be courteous and mindful of the rights of other individuals when speaking. Specifically, comments regarding personnel matters are discouraged and cannot be responded to by the Board. Students and employees have specific legal rights afforded by the laws of New Jersey. The Board bears no responsibility nor will it be liable for any comments made by members of the public. If a matter concerning a district staff member is of interest or concern to a resident, the matter should be referred to the responsible Building Principal, Superintendent of Schools, or the Board of Education, either by telephone, letter, or email.
Although the Board may not respond to items raised during the public forum, all public comments will be considered.
Please note that if any member of the public becomes disruptive during the meeting the board president may terminate the participant’s statement.  Continued disruptions may result in removal from the meeting or adjournment of the meeting.
Each speaker’s statement will be limited to three (3) minutes in duration.