At the last minute, the Nashua Board of Education changed tonight’s 6 pm Board meeting from an in-person meeting at Nashua North High School boardroom to a Zoom meeting in violation of its own policies.
SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021
VIA ZOOM (Teleconference)
Meetings are broadcast live on Channel 99 via Comcast or
LIVE Stream link to watch/listen Nashua ETV is: http://tinyurl.com/NashuaETVStream
The Nashua School District is holding an emergency meeting pursuant to
Executive Order 2020-04, Section 8 and Emergency Order #12, Section 3.
• Mask Mandate for Athletics
• Con-Val Case (non-public)
The Board voted on March 29th to ensure that every Board meeting after May 10th would be in-person, not Zoom.
MR. GUARINO MOVED, SECONDED BY MS. ZIEHM TO AMEND THE MOTION, TO BEGIN IN PERSON MEETINGS ON MAY 10TH, 2021, RATHER THAN APRIL.
SO VOTED BY ROLL CALL. (5-3; NAY: MS. ODEN, MS. BROWN, MS. JOHNSON)
MS. JOHNSON MOVED, SECONDED BY MS. ODEN THAT FULL BOARD MEETINGS AND STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS WILL RESUME IN PERSON AT THE NHS NORTH BOARD ROOM, BEGINNING ON MAY 10, 2021.
SO VOTED BY ROLL CALL. (6-2; NAY: MS. ODEN, MS. JOHNSON)https://www.nashua.edu/Page/781
Claiming that their video equipment was not properly set up and operational, the Board changed to a Zoom meeting at the last minute. Yet there are three in-person meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Just not Monday night when hundreds of parents are expected to express their displeasure over a mask mandate for student athletics.
How many parents are going to double-check to see if the Board moved the location of the meeting before they drive to the Nashua North High School? Most won’t expect this sort of foul play.
Why not just delay the in-person meeting until Tuesday night and let parents have a voice!
It appears the Board is not interested in hearing directly from parents. Possibly they are scared of the number of parents who might show up in person. But clearly, the Board is unafraid of violating their own policies mandating in-person meetings after May 10, 2021.