General Meeting Information
There are four types of Board Meetings: Work Sessions, Voting Meetings, Executive Sessions, and Reorganization Meetings. Board members often serve on standing or Ad Hoc committees. Except for Executive Sessions, meetings are open to the public and time is set aside for public comment.
The Hampton Township School District Board of School Directors will hold the following meetings for 2021. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the meetings will be held in the Hampton Middle School Auditorium, 4589 School Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101 and will be conducted in-person, practicing the recommended social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are mandatory. The Board may conduct official business at any of the meetings listed below:
Work Sessions – First Monday of the Month – 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 12, May 3, June 7, Aug. 2, **Sept. 7, Oct. 4, and Nov. 1
Voting Meetings – Second Monday of the Month – 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 19, May 10, June 14, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, and
Special Meetings (as needed) – Fourth Monday of the Month – 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, and Nov. 22
Note: Special Meetings/Work Sessions will be cancelled if there are no agenda items or business to conduct. Cancellations will be posted on the District website.
Reorganization Meeting/Voting Meeting – 6:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6
**Denotes a change from a Monday to a Tuesday
Educational Programs: Issues and Board policies related to student curriculum and achievement.
Facilities: Issues and Board policies related to management and budget for building and grounds maintenance, utilities, and construction or remodeling programs.
Finance: Issues and Board policies related to revenue generation and disbursements.
Personnel: Issues and Board policies related to human resource management and union relations.
Policy and Legislative Affairs: Issues related to Board policies and issues related to legislative matters and local community government cooperation.
Student Affairs: Issues and Board policies related to student involvement and activities, athletics, clubs, and student conduct.
Technology: Issues and Board policies related to District technology usage, and infrastructure management and maintenance.
Transportation: Issues and Board policies related to student transportation.
After discussions at Work Sessions, the Board decides to approve, reject, table, or amend items on the monthly agenda of the Voting Meeting.
In order to discuss sensitive issues, the Board may conduct an Executive Session, which is not open to the public. These matters may be discussed in an Executive Session: employment issues; labor relations; purchase or lease of real estate; consultation with an attorney or other professional advisor regarding potential litigation or identifiable complaints that may lead to litigation; or matters that must be conducted in private to protect a lawful privilege or confidentiality. Any action based on discussions during an Executive Session, is taken at a public meeting.
Each December, the Board of School Directors conducts a Reorganizational Meeting. At that meeting: newly elected or re-elected members are sworn in; directors elect members to serve as President and Vice-President. Each of these are one-year terms, though directors may be re-elected that following December; the new President determines a schedule of meetings for the year and assigns directors to chair Work Sessions. This may occur at the Reorganization meeting or in the subsequent weeks.
Public Comments at Board Meetings
The Board of Directors of the Hampton Township School District welcomes comments from visitors, who are invited to address the Board at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers are asked to limit their comments to three to five minutes and, if multiple speakers are addressing the same topic, the Board asks that collective remarks be limited to 15 to 20 minutes. The Board will not discuss personnel matters in public. Guidelines for public participation are available here.
The Board holds a regularly scheduled work session for the purpose of examining proposals and recommendations made by the staff, public, legal counsel, consultants, or the Board. This process ensures a thorough review of all items before they are placed on the voting agenda. The public is encouraged to attend the Board Work Session.
In addition to regular assignments, there are Board members assigned duties on Committees, which are: A. W. Beattie Career Center and Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence.