Meeting Changes due to COVID-19
To promote health and safety, school board meetings during the pandemic will be held online.
The board continues to invite patrons to watch the board meeting on Midco Channel 26 or via live stream at https://www.youtube.com/USD497. Video archives of meetings also may be found on YouTube.
While the Board meets online for health and safety reasons, patrons who wish to comment during board meetings should email PatronCommentary@usd497.org anytime prior to the Patron Commentary time on the agenda. Patrons will be provided a WebEx link to join the videoconference via phone or computer audio/camera system. If patrons prefer, they may submit written comments that will be read by the board president during the meeting.
Patrons may continue to contact board members via email or by phone. Contact information may be found at www.usd497.org/Board.
Review the board agenda at www.usd497.org/SchoolBoard.
These meeting changes are in keeping with new direction provided school districts from the Kansas Attorney General: https://ag.ks.gov/media-center/news-releases/2020/03/16/ag-derek-schmidt-koma-requirements-remain-in-effect-amid-covid-19-response.