Stay informed by attending school board meetings

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Stay informed by attending school board meetings
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The Olympia School Board invites students, staff, families and community members to stay informed about school district programs and initiatives by attending school board meetings in person or on Zoom.

 

Regularly-scheduled school board meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held in person at the Knox 111 Administrative Center Boardroom, 111 Bethel Street N.E., Olympia, WA 98506. Participants are also welcome to join the meetings on Zoom.

 

The board also occasionally schedules special board meetings or work sessions to study specific issues or hear in-depth reports.

 

Meeting dates, agendas and accompanying reports or presentations, as well as Zoom links, are posted in advance of board meetings in several locations:

 

  • BoardDocs
  • Announcement on the district website (Board meeting announcements are generally posted the week before the board meeting near the top of the district Home page under the Announcements heading)
  • OSD social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • OSD Google Calendar
  • Board Meeting Schedule webpage (this webpage includes the dates of regularly-scheduled board meetings and planned agenda topics).

 

Time is set aside for public comment near the start of each regularly-scheduled board meeting. People interested in speaking to the board are asked to fill out and submit an online form, which is available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. the day of the board meeting. The form is linked from the meeting announcement and in BoardDocs. There is a 3-minute time limit for each speaker during public comment.

 

Public comment is also welcome via email to [email protected] or by mail to Olympia School District, ATTN: Board of Directors - Public Comment, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506.

 

Video recordings of board meetings and meeting minutes are posted in BoardDocs.

 

For assistance, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (360) 596-6114.