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New comment guidelines for school board

Board asks to help model respect, inclusivity

People making public comments at a Shelton School Board meeting will no longer be verbally warned specifically not to defame anyone or to illegally invade someone’s privacy.

A cover letter for the meeting agenda still cautions speakers not to be “libelous or slanderous under a legal standard.”

The Shelton School Board on March 11 voted unanimously to change the language regarding public comments at the meeting, which are read aloud by Board Chair Matt Welander before speakers have three minutes to comment.

The following sentence was eliminated: “The board cautions all speakers that it is possi...


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