BOE to meet Monday, Aug.5, at Career High School

FOR RELEASE
 
NEW HAVEN BOARD OF EDUCATION BRINGS MEETING TO CITY HIGH SCHOOL, PLANS TO DISCUSS WAYS TO IMPROVE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS FOR PARENTS, STAFF & PUBLIC
 
BOE will also recognize Sound School student newly appointed to State Board of Education and hold discussion about adding student representatives to New Haven school board
 
WHO:    New Haven Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries, Sound School student and State Board of Education student representative Jake Colavolpe
 
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., MONDAY, August 5
 
WHERE: Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Ave., New Haven
 
WHAT:    The New Haven Board of Education is taking its meeting into the community and holding a conversation about increasing transparency and strengthening the engagement process at board meetings. The special meeting will be held on Monday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m. and will take place in the library at Hill Regional Career High School, a location with easier parking access for parents and community members than the traditional meeting space at 54 Meadow Street. The meeting scheduled for Aug. 12 has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.
 
The Board of Education and Superintendent Garth Harries are fully committed to increasing transparency at the Board of Education and finding ways to make it easier for parents and members of the public to access board meetings and stay informed about what is happening in our school district.
 
At Monday’s meeting, the Board will begin an ongoing conversation about what additional steps the BOE can take to improve the experience and engagement process for members of the public who attend board meetings, and to strengthen the role of the Board of Education as a governance body.
 
As part of the discussion, the board and the superintendent will be thinking about meeting format and location, committee structures and responsibilities, strategies for agenda setting, setting agenda topics further in advance, and moving quickly to welcome NHPS student representatives to sit on the board.
 
 
The Board will also recognize Sound School rising senior Jake Colavolpe, who went through a competitive process and was selected to serve as a student representative on the Connecticut Board of Education. Jake will be on hand at the meeting with his family.