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City Council Committee on Education hearing on Docket #0672

A hearing regarding BPS preparation and planning in the event of extended COVID-19 social distancing measures. NOTE: This hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 4 p.m.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0672

    Order for a hearing to discuss Boston Public Schools’ preparation and/or planning in the event of extended COVID-19 social distancing measures and related school closures into school year 2020-2021.

    This matter was sponsored by Annissa Essaibi-George and Ricardo Arroyo, and was referred to the Committee on April 29, 2020.  

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Attendance

    In accordance with Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means.  The public may watch this hearing via live stream at www.boston.gov/city-council-tv. It will also be re-broadcast at a later date on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Staff Contact: Shane L. Pac

    Committee Emailccc.education@boston.gov

    Staff Emailshane.pac@boston.gov  Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Re-broadcast on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv

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