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Board of Education Meetings
Board of Education Meeting Structure & In-Person Meetings
Posted on 06/02/2021
Board room with microphonesOn May 24th, the Board of Education held a Special Board Meeting where a new meeting structure was approved. The new structure establishes four committees: Education, Operations, Policy and Governance, and Financial Oversight.

 “Moving to a committee structure provides greater efficiency, while enabling Board of Education members to gain a deeper understanding of complex issues,” stated Board President Eric Vanden Heuvel. “In addition, Board members will be able to feel more confident in their decisions, knowing that through the committee process there were more opportunities for stakeholder engagement.”

The committee meetings are scheduled as follows:
  • Policy & Governance Committee - 3rd Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
  • Operations Committee - 3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
  • Education Committee - 4th Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
  • Financial Oversight Committee - Quarterly at TBD
The committee structure does not replace Regular Board of Education meetings, which are scheduled for the second Monday of the month in the Board Room at 200 S. Broadway Street, Green Bay. Work Sessions, when needed, will be scheduled on the 4th Monday of the month starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room.

The assigned members of the committees are as follows:
  • Education Committee - Andrew Becker (chair), Nancy Welch, Brenda Warren, Laura Laitinen-Warren (alternate), Eric Vanden Heuvel (2nd alternate)
  • Operations Committee - Dawn Smith (chair), Laura McCoy, Nancy Welch, Andrew Becker (alternate), Eric Vanden Heuvel (2nd alternate)
  • Policy & Governance Committee - Laura Laitinen-Warren (chair), Brenda Warren, Laura McCoy, Andrew Becker (alternate), Eric Vanden Heuvel (2nd alternate)
  • Financial Oversight Committee - Laura McCoy (chair), Dawn Smith, Nancy Welch, Laura Laitinen-Warren (alternate), Eric Vanden Heuvel (2nd alternate)

The following will be true for all committee meetings:

-Publicly posted and open to the public

-Audio recorded - the final recording will be linked into the minutes of the meeting available on BoardDocs

-An opportunity for public comment

-No action items for a vote

Members of the public are encouraged to visit for Board meeting dates and locations of the committee meetings.

COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Meetings

Starting with the June 14th Regular Board meeting, the public will be invited to attend in-person. COVID-19 protocols for the meeting include:

-All vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals must wear face coverings at all times, even when speaking
-Face coverings are strongly recommended, but not required. 

-Seating will be arranged to encourage social distancing

The Green Bay Area Public School District will continue to live stream Regular Board meetings and Work Sessions on YouTube. Post-production videos are also available on the District website.

Speaking at Open Forum

Members of the public may choose to speak during Open Forum in-person or virtually. If speaking in-person, members of the public are asked to fill out the speaker form, which is available to download from the agenda on BoardDocs, or available on a table outside the Board Room. Completed paper forms should be submitted to Board of Education Secretary Beth Jones prior to the start of the meeting. Members of the public may only speak in-person at committee meetings, no virtual option will be available.

Those individuals wishing to speak virtually at Regular Board meetings or Work Sessions are asked to fill out the public participation form available on the District website prior to 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Any forms received after 3:00 p.m. will be accepted as written comments.

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