Public comment policy on G-C agenda

GREENFIELD — At last month’s Greenfield-Central School Board meeting, parents who wanted to address the board about two separate issues made clear how they felt about the board’s strict public-participation policy.

One parent made a scene in the middle of the meeting when she stood and began complaining about how the school is handling an investigation of missing student medications. When she refused to sit down, she was escorted from the room by police officers.

A second group of parents expressed disappointment after the meeting at not being allowed to address the board in support of a coach whose contract was not renewed that night. One parent said he had asked the board for permission and prepared a letter to read but was not granted the opportunity to speak.

The incidents have prompted renewed discussion about the board’s public-participation policy. The matter is on the agenda for Monday’s regular meeting.

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