Shoreline School Board releases updated meeting schedule

Monday, May 23, 2016

By Marianne Deal Stephens

On May 9, 2016, the Shoreline School Board passed revised meeting guidelines (see Policy 1440) and released the schedule of upcoming meetings for summer 2016 and the 2016-2017 school year. Meeting schedules and minutes can always be found on the School Board page of their webpage.

Shoreline School Board July 2016-June 2017 Meeting Schedule

July 21 Regular Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
August 15 Regular (Business Only) Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
August 29 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

September 12 Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
September 26 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
October 10  Joint Meeting w/City of Shoreline, 5:30 pm. (tentative)
  October 10  Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
October 24  Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
November 14 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
December 5 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
December 19 Regular (Business Only) Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
January 23  Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
February 13 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
March 6 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
March 20 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m. 
April 10 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
May 8 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
May 22 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
June 5 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
June 19 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Regular School Board Meetings are held at least monthly in the Board Room, near the west entrance of the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. Regular meetings include presentations, action items, and an opportunity for comments from the community. Meetings vary in length according to the items on the agenda.

During the community comments interval at regular meetings, Shoreline School District parents, students, employees, or Shoreline/ Lake Forest Park residents may address the Board. Comments are limited to two minutes and speakers are asked to state their names and their relationship to the district, as well as follow some additional guidelines as outlined in Policy 1441. The Board especially enjoys hearing from Shoreline students.

Regular (Business Only) Meetings are held occasionally so that the Board can vote on a consent agenda or action item. These meetings are brief and do not have reports or presentations.

Study Sessions, which do not include official votes or action, are held as needed to inform the Board about projects or ongoing issues. Study Sessions are held before regular meetings.

Executive Sessions, if needed, generally follow regular meetings. According to policy and laws, “all meetings shall be open to the public with the exception of executive sessions authorized by law. Any action will be taken at an open meeting.” (Policy 1440)

The community is welcome to attend Shoreline School Board meetings to see what they are like and to be better informed about the workings of the District.


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