School Committee changes public comment policy

School Committee changes public comment policy

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ORTH PROVIDENCE - The School Committee has granted members of the public a bit more freedom at its meetings, allowing them to comment on anything related to education, regardless of whether it pertains to an agenda item.

Public comments will now be listed on every agenda, and a 10-day notice will no longer need to be given to speak.

The changes came at the Committee's meeting on March 27 at the suggestion of member Stephen Palmieri.

While School Committee members voted in favor of more freedom, they struggled with allowing members of the public to raise issues regarding personnel.

The decision was originally 6-1 in favor of allowing members of the public to talk about anything, including personnel, with only School Committee member Donald Cataldi voting "nay."

Find out how the vote changed by reading the E-paper edition.


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