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Public Hearing on School Reopening

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Public Hearing on School Reopening
Posted on 08/03/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Public Hearing on School ReopeningThe Portland Board of Public Education will hold public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 4, regarding a recommendation to use a hybrid scenario to start the 2020-2021 school year. The Board’s Zoom meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Superintendent Xavier Botana is recommending a hybrid scenario for students to safely return to school this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. That hybrid plan would limit the time and stagger the number of students who can attend school in person, depending on grade level. Further details and rationale will be provided at the Board meeting. Learn more about the recommendation HERE.
After the adjournment of its meeting, the Board will hold a public hearing on the plan. The Board is expected to vote on the recommendation on its Aug. 18 meeting.

The meeting is being conducted remotely via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. View the agenda and Board packet HERE

Instructions for Accessing the Meetings Using Zoom 

Business Meeting and Public Hearing via Zoom
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
6:00 p.m.

This meeting is being conducted virtually according to parameters set by LD 2167 related to COVID-19. The meeting will stream on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/portlandmainepublicschools/

Allow your computer to install the free Zoom app to get the best meeting experience. Participants can join by phone only, if they prefer. If you are not able to attend live, Portland Public Schools will be posting a recording of the meeting on its website and YouTube channel once it has concluded.

The meeting can be accessed via this link: https://zoom.us/j/95982546219?pwd=OEZCdlAwbjJ6WHVrNWxVOHpIdnRpdz09

Passcode: 497744

Public comment will be taken. If you wish to offer public comment, you will need to use the "raise your hand" feature. To raise your hand via the telephone, please hit *9. You will be un-muted by the host when it is time for public comment.

To join via Telephone dial US: +1 312 626 6799; or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or + 1 301 715 8592;

Or one-tap for mobile:US:;+13126266799,,2545940766#;or;+16465588656,,2545940766#;

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