The Kettering Board of Education has asked me to set up a Public Forum to give members of our community the opportunity to address the Board Members regarding the reopening of our schools for the 2020-2021 School Year.
We are going to hold this Public Forum next Thursday, August 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fairmont High School Auditorium.
In order to adhere to group gathering and social distancing guidelines, we are asking those who wish to address the Board of Education to sign up for a specific time slot to deliver your comments. This will allow us to limit the number of people that will be in the Auditorium at one time to 10, Gov. DeWine’s recommended maximum capacity for group gatherings. It will also assist us in limiting the number of people waiting in line in the Auditorium Lobby to address the Board.
Because we are going to have to limit the number of people who can be in the Auditorium at one time, we will be live streaming the Public Forum in its entirety on our YouTube Channel and will also schedule it to air on Miami Valley Communications Council (MVCC) Channel 21.
If you would like to address the Board of Education during the August 13 Public Forum, please provide us with your name, address and a cell phone contact number using this form, and please use this calendar to sign up for a specific time slot. In order to give everyone who wishes to address the Board the opportunity to do so, we will be limiting comments to three (3) minutes each.
Our Board of Education is committed to giving the KCS Community the opportunity to publicly express its thoughts and feelings regarding the reopening of our schools and encourages anyone who attends the Public Forum and addresses the Board to please do so in an appropriate and respectful manner. Our Board Members have pledged to listen and take into consideration any and all comments made during the forum as they provide direction to me and my Central Office team as we make a final decision regarding the reopening of our schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
Thank you to all who have taken the time to call and email me and our Board Members regarding this matter. We look forward to the opportunity to hear from you at the August 13 Public Forum.