What's the difference between a "Committee of the Whole'' meeting and a "Business Meeting"?

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The Board of Education holds two meetings each month.

The “Committee of the Whole’’ meetings feature a review of the month’s agenda, discussion among board members about various issues, informational presentations by administrators and a public forum for residents to be heard. They do not typically feature formal action by the board, but the board reserves the right to advertise the meeting as one in which action may be taken if necessary.

The "Business'' meetings are meetings during which the board takes action on most items that have been reviewed and/or discussed during the previous week's Committee of the Whole meeting. These meetings also typically feature recognitions of students or community members.

See the BOE Meeting Schedule page for more information.