Meetings of the Sterling Board of Education are typically held on the third Wednesday night of the month in the Sterling Community School Library Media Center.
If the third Wednesday falls during a school holiday period, then the meetings will typically be scheduled for another Wednesday night of the month. Special meetings may be called from to time. Ordinarily, meetings begin at 6:15 p.m.
The Sterling Board of Education holds regular business meetings:
3rd Wednesday of each month - 6:15 pm
Sterling Community School Community Room
Parents, students, and other community members are encouraged to attend Board of Education meetings, but are respectfully reminded that they are meetings in Board business meetings held in public rather than "public meetings." However, to ensure the public's right to be heard on school-related topics, the Board has set aside time at the beginning of each meeting. Three minutes are allotted to each speaker and typically a maximum of 15 minutes are set aside for public comments. While the Board does not engage in dialogue with members of the public, individuals are free to discuss any school-related topic of their choosing, and we welcome their input. Obviously, any comments of a threatening or other otherwise abusive nature will not be permitted, nor will derogatory comments that focus on specific school personnel.
Board of Education Policies:
Policy proposals and suggested amendments to, deletions of, or revisions of existing policies shall normally be submitted to all members of the Board of Education by the Superintendent in writing prior to a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting in which such proposed policies, amendments or revisions thereof shall be read and discussed.
Policies and revisions to existing policies of the Board of Education will be adopted or amended after consideration at two regular meetings of the Board of Education. Agenda and minutes shall be marked to indicate policy matters.
The formal adoption of policies shall be by two-thirds vote of all members present of the Board of Education and the action shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board of Education. Only those written statements so adopted and so recorded shall be regarded as official policy.
Recommendations for adoption modification, and/or revision of policies may be made by members of the Board of Education or the Superintendent of Schools. Whenever possible, prior to recommending new or revised policies to the full Board, the policy subcommittee will review said documents with the Superintendent.
Prior to adoption or revision of policy the Superintendent, or his/her designee, will bring said policy to the attention of the certificated staff through agenda postings and pre-Board informational meetings. Proposed policies will also be distributed to the Sterling Education Association President and the CSEA Co-Presidents.
The Sterling Board of Education subscribes to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) policy development service which provides the Board up-to-date policy drafts that address changes in the legislative statutes impacting public education in Connecticut. Additionally, CABE provides "hosting" and maintenance services for the Sterling Board of Education's Online Policy Manual. Use the link below to access the online policy manual.
Click to view: Sterling Board of Education Online Policy Manual