Meeting Procedures

  • Any resident or taxpayer of the District may address the Pocono Mountain School District Board of School Directors. To get an item on the School Board Agenda, please call the Superintendent‘s office at (570) 839-7121 Ext. 10111.

    To maintain order during the meetings, there are guidelines that should be followed.

    1. Be prepared and organized. If you wish to speak to the Board, you should prepare yourself. A prepared and organized speaker who is respectful of the Board and presents his or her concerns in an organized manner will likely come away with a positive feeling.
    2. Understand the framework of the meeting. Although your topic is of major concern to you, a visitor should remember that the Board has business to conduct and an agenda to follow. The public can address the Board at the beginning of each meeting on items on the agenda and at the end of the meeting concerning other items.
    3. Follow the rules. Public participation is allowed, but not at the expense of an orderly, efficient meeting.

    Parental Questions and Concerns: Parents should feel free to call the school their child attends with questions and concerns. The chain of communication begins with that school. Any parent coming before the Board with a concern will be asked if he or she has approached the building principal. When you have a concern, call or make an appointment with the teacher, counselor or principal who will have the right information to help you.