South Orange-Maplewood Board of Ed to Interview Candidates to Replace Zubieta July 12

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Editor’s note: The deadline for applications was July 7 at 5 p.m. Reached for comment about the number of applicants, a SOMSD spokeswoman said, “The submissions are being vetted and we will provide an update…early Monday.”

From SOMSD Board of Education:

The Board of Education will meet in a Special Public Meeting on  Monday, July 12, 2021, at 6:30 pm in the District Meeting Room, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ, as well as using the online video conference platform, which will include Hearing of Individuals and Delegations, to interview candidates for the vacant Board member position.

The community can view the meeting by following the steps which will be listed on the agenda. If there are members of the community who would like to attend the meeting in person, please note that masks and social distancing are recommended in accordance with the guidance received from the local DOH.

Immediately following the Public Session, the Board of Education will then move to go into Executive Session, in person and utilizing an online video conference platform, to deliberate.  The Board of Education will return to the Public Session to vote and appoint a candidate.  Action will be taken.

Join By Computer / Smartphone

Choose one of three options:

Join By Phone

Event: Board of Education Meeting – Special Session

Date / Time: Monday, July 12 2021 at 6:30 PM

Webex Link: Webex Link

Event Number: 173 555 3342

Event Password: Orange20Maple (67264320 from phones)

Telephone Number: 408-418-9388

Watch Board Meetings Through Public Access TV

  • Channel 35 in Maplewood
  • Channel 19 in South Orange
  • Verizon FiOS Channel 22 in both Maplewood and South Orange

Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks – Written Comment

Community members can submit comments and questions to the Board of Education during the Public Speaks portion of the meeting. To submit a question or concern to the Board of Education, please follow the instructions below.

Option 1: Submit Comments Via Webex

Please note: The Q&A portion of Webex has a limit of 255 characters. If you would like to submit a question/comment that is longer than 255 characters

  1. Using the meeting link(s) listed below, navigate to the Webex login page.
  2. Type your name and email address.
  3. Click Join Now / Join By Browser.

 Q&A Webex button highlighted in blue.

  1. When the Webex session loads, select the Q&A icon (see above).
  2. Type your comment/question in the Q&A panel.

Option 2: Submit Comments Via Google Form

July 12, 2021 – Public Written Comment Submission

Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks – Audio Comment

In addition to written comments, community members can sign up to provide audio comments to the Board of Education. Audio comments can be provided by connecting to the district’s Webex platform during a scheduled Board of Education meeting.

Step 1 – Install Webex on your device.

Step 2 – Submit a Request To Speak 

Submit a request to speak during the public comment section of BOE meeting by completing the following form:

July 12, 2021 – Public Audio Comment Submission

Step 3 – Connect To The BOE Meeting

Connect to the BOE Meeting using the information below:

Event: Board of Education Meeting – Special Session

Date / Time: Monday, July 12 2021 at 6:30 PM

Webex Link: Webex Link

Event Number: 173 555 3342

Event Password: Orange20Maple (67264320 from phones)

Telephone Number: 408-418-9388

Please check your audio connections are set correctly. Failure to do so will prevent you from being heard during the public speaks portion of the meeting

Step 4 – Provide your audio comment

During your turn to speak, your microphone will be unmuted. Please speak clearly into the microphone/headset. After your time for public speaks has passed, your microphone will be muted.

The Board of Education will also meet in Closed Session on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm in the District Meeting Room, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ, as well as using the online video conference platform to discuss personnel and legal issues, negotiations, and other matters to be announced at a later date.  Immediately following the Closed Session, the Board of Education will meet in Public Session at 7:30 pm in person and utilizing an online video conference platform which will include Hearing of Individuals.  The community can view the meeting by following the steps which will be listed on the agenda. If there are members of the community who would like to attend the meeting in person, please note that masks and social distancing are recommended in accordance with the guidance received from the local DOH. Action will be taken.

Join By Computer / Smartphone

Choose one of three options:

  • Watch on SomaTV: Click Here (https://somatv.viebit.com/)
  • Watch on SOMSD’s Youtube Live Stream: Click Here (https://www.youtube.com/c/SouthOrangeMaplewoodSchoolDistrict)
  • Watch on SOMSD’s Webex Platform: Click Here For More Information (http://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/webmeeting)

Join By Phone

Event: Board of Education Meeting – Public Session

Date / Time: Monday, July 19 2021 at 7:30 PM

Webex Link: Webex Link

Event Number: 173 689 4447

Event Password: Orange20Maple (67264320 from phones)

Telephone Number: 408-418-9388

Watch Board Meetings Through Public Access TV

  • Channel 35 in Maplewood
  • Channel 19 in South Orange
  • Verizon FiOS Channel 22 in both Maplewood and South Orange

Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks – Written Comment

Community members can submit comments and questions to the Board of Education during the Public Speaks portion of the meeting. To submit a question or concern to the Board of Education, please follow the instructions below.

Option 1: Submit Comments Via Webex

Please note: The Q&A portion of Webex has a limit of 255 characters. If you would like to submit a question/comment that is longer than 255 characters

  1. Using the meeting link(s) listed below, navigate to the Webex login page.
  2. Type your name and email address.
  3. Click Join Now / Join By Browser.

 Q&A Webex button highlighted in blue.

  1. When the Webex session loads, select the Q&A icon (see above).
  2. Type your comment/question in the Q&A panel.

Option 2: Submit Comments Via Google Form

July 19, 2021 – Public Written Comment Submission

Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks – Audio Comment

In addition to written comments, community members can sign up to provide audio comments to the Board of Education. Audio comments can be provided by connecting to the district’s Webex platform during a scheduled Board of Education meeting.

Step 1 – Install Webex on your device.

Step 2 – Submit a Request To Speak 

Submit a request to speak during the public comment section of BOE meeting by completing the following form:

July 19, 2021 – Public Audio Comment Submission

Step 3 – Connect To The BOE Meeting

Connect to the BOE Meeting using the information below:

Event: Board of Education Meeting – Public Session

Date / Time: Monday, July 19 2021 at 7:30 PM

Webex Link: Webex Link

Event Number: 173 689 4447

Event Password: Orange20Maple (67264320 from phones)

Telephone Number: 408-418-9388

Please check your audio connections are set correctly. Failure to do so will prevent you from being heard during the public speaks portion of the meeting. 

Step 4 – Provide your audio comment:

During your turn to speak, your microphone will be unmuted. Please speak clearly into the microphone/headset. After your time for public speaks has passed, your microphone will be muted.

Andrea DelGuercio, Acting Board Secretary

 

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