NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS: Board meetings conducted by The School Board of Hendry County, Florida, in accordance with Section 1001.372, Florida Statutes, will be held in accordance with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-69 Suspending Certain Statutory Public Meeting Requirements. In accordance with the Governor’s Order, the Board Members will participate via video conference or conference call instead of in person. The Board meetings will be held virtually until such time as State authorities declare that in person public meetings may occur.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Any person may submit written public comments regarding noticed agenda items to: Beverly Thompson, School Board Administrative Secretary at P. O. Box 1980, LaBelle, FL 33975, or www.PublicComments@Hendry-schools.net no later than two (2) hours in advance of the published time of the public meeting. The Superintendent and Board Members will be provided all written comments in advance of the meeting. Anonymous comments will not be accepted. Each written comment must include the person’s name and address. Pursuant to School Board Policy 0169.1, Public Participation at Board Meetings, an individuals’ comment will be limited to three (3) minutes which is approximately 400 words. Public comments may also be submitted via phone no later than two (2) hours before the Board meeting at 863-674-4642, and they will be put in writing and submitted to the Board and Superintendent.
1. Any person who desires to appeal any decision made by the School Board with respect to any matter considered at the above-noticed meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, such record includes the testimony and evidence upon which an appeal maybe based.
2. This is a formal notification to the public, that written information associated with the meeting is available in alternate formats upon request, i.e., large print, Braille, etc., and auxiliary aids are available upon request, i.e., assistive learning device systems, sign language interpreters, etc. All services are available upon a 72 hour advanced notice. Please contact county personnel at 863/902-4244. Please follow the link below to view the live stream of the Virtual School Board Meeting being held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, starting at 5:30 pm: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiJ7IQBHE2_tdQ0-ssCSiNA/live