Board of Education allows for members to attend remotely

posted Mar 23, 2020, 5:04 PM by Anthony Sandstrom
The Pueblo School District 60 Board of Education convened for a special meeting Monday, Mar. 23 to amend its policy to allow for electronic participation of board members in future Board meetings. The meeting was conducted in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidance, gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited. The Board practiced "social distancing" guidelines recommended by the CDC, CDPHE, and executive orders issued by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, sitting more than six feet away from one another. 

The policy amendment was approved unanimously at the 10-minute meeting, in which three board members were present (President Taylor Voss, Dennis Maes and Tommy Farrell). Barb Clementi and Vice President Dr. Margaret Wright attended the meeting remotely via webcam.

The move is in response to the current public health emergency in Colorado in response to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. Monday, in-person attendance was limited to essential District personnel and Board members. It is also consistent with Colorado House Bill 20-1301, passed by the Colorado Legislature on March 14.

The law allows school district boards to adopt a policy that allows remote participation in meetings via electronic means, only if a quorum of members are physically present.

The next scheduled Board of Education meeting is a work session scheduled for Thursday, April 9. The next regular Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, April 28.

Addressing the matter of transparency, the public is invited to view these and any other future meetings via live video feed. Video feeds will be posted on District 60's Vimeo page (http://bit.ly/PSD60Board), which includes archived meetings, as well.

The public can also join future meetings by phone to access the audio feed by dialing ‪1 929-249-3773‬ and entering the pin: ‪861 691 630‬#.
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