Current Virtual Format

Greensburg Salem School District
1 Academy Hill Pl
Greensburg, PA 15601
 
Purpose

The Board recognizes the value of school governance of public comment on educational issues
and the importance of involving members of the public in board meetings.
School Board's prioritize the health and safety of students, staff, school board directors and
community members, but also recognize the need to continue the business and operation of
the school district, which requires official decision-making and action by the Board in a public
meeting. In extenuating circumstances, such as a health and safety emergency in the school
community, the Board may choose to suspend particular provisions of the public meeting
policy.

On September 7, 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a mask mandate
requiring all visitors entering Greensburg Salem School District buildings to wear a mask. At the
September 8, 2021 public meeting of the Greensburg Salem School District held in the
administrative building located at 1 Academy Hill Place, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601,
approximately fifteen (15) attendees refused to wear a mask necessitating the Greensburg
Salem School Board to reschedule the public meeting which was held outdoors on September
15, 2021. In order to protect the Greensburg Salem School District visitors, administration and
students, the Greensburg Salem School Board provides notice that all future public meetings
will be held virtually.

Advanced request

The Greensburg Salem School District will conduct public meetings by virtual attendance of the
public in compliance with the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act by encouraging virtual connection by
the public and is also setting up a physical location where the virtual meeting will be available
for public participation, for those individuals in the school community who may not have the
ability to connect online. Additionally, the school board president, directors of the school
board, superintendent and board, board secretary and solicitor will be physically present at the
advertised location to set up and start the virtual meeting, call to order and take roll call.
Notices will be provided to the news media and planning and advertising for the virtual
meeting.

A resident who wishes to address the Board at a public meeting should make his/her request in
compliance with Greensburg Salem School District policy number 903 attached hereto. A survey
for requesting the opportunity to speak at a public meeting will be available on the Greensburg
Salem Website at https://www.greensburgsalem.org
 
Those wishing to speak at the virtual meeting must also register for the Zoom meeting link on the Greensburg Salem Website https://www.greensburgsalem.org

Virtual attendance

All meetings beginning October 6, 2021, will be held virtually and live streamed via the
Greensburg Salem School District You Tube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCptAeylVAwZwoQPQjhBUnfg or by registering for the
Zoom meeting on the Greensburg Salem website https://www.greensburgsalem.org Any
resident as defined in Greensburg Salem School District policy number 903 who wishes to make
a statement at a public meeting must email in the following information to:
ken.bissell@gslions.net and/or call the Greensburg Salem School District Superintendent's
office at (724) 832-2991. The information shall include name, address, phone number and
topic before 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. A survey for requesting the opportunity to
speak at a public meeting will also be available on the Greensburg Salem Website at
https://www.greensburgsalem.org

School Board materials

PLEASE NOTE: All agenda, meeting minutes, video replay, board policies and resolution for
School Board meetings held from October 6, 2021 will be accessible on the Greensburg Salem
Website, under school board information https://www.greensburgsalem.org

Meeting Information regarding residents who do not have computer access

The Board usually meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. or 7:30
p.m. in the auditorium of the Greensburg Salem School District administrative offices, 1
Academy Hill Place, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601 (please refer to the posted meeting
schedule). The public is invited to attend all public meetings. A kiosk will be setup thirty (30)
minutes prior to the public meeting at the gymnasium entrance of the Greensburg Salem
Middle School. Those residents wishing to make public comments shall be permitted to do so
in compliance with Greensburg Salem School District policy number 903 (regarding notice). A
survey for requesting the opportunity to speak at a public meeting will also be available on the
Greensburg Salem Website at https://www.greensburgsalem.org