Board of Education Announces Plan to Limit Risk of Coronavirus Exposure
The Board of Education (“Board”) is announcing temporary measures in place for its upcoming public meetings in order to limit risk of exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus), a public health matter. These measures are in place starting with the scheduled March 19, 2020 committee meetings. The Board will continue to post the latest update on our “News and Announcements” page: https://www.philasd.org/schoolboard/about/news/
Board Meetings will continue to be held as scheduled, but all meetings will be held in the District Auditorium to allow for social distancing. All members of the public are encouraged to watch meetings via live-steam (philasd.org/live).
Testimony can be submitted in writing and will be included in the record. Written testimony can be submitted by emailing email@example.com. Please include your name, topic, and identify the meeting for which you are submitting testimony.
Speakers who attend the meeting will be required to follow the Board’s regular speaker policies and will be asked to maintain at least a 3-foot distance from the microphone. The Board will adhere to City guidelines on the limit for the number of people participating in public gatherings and asks that any individual who is ill to refrain from attending in person.
For the latest information on this matter, please visit: https://www.philasd.org/schoolboard/about/news/.
Additionally, The District has created a website dedicated to providing information about COVID-19, available at philasd.org/coronavirus. Here, families can find information (in multiple languages) about ways to prevent the illness, how the illness is spread, and associated symptoms. For the latest guidance and recommendations from the Health Department, please visit https://www.phila.gov/covid-19.