JAMESTOWN – Officials with Jamestown Public Schools are expecting a large turnout for the Board of Education’s next regularly scheduled public meeting on Tuesday night, Dec. 3 beginning at 6 p.m.
As a result of the expected large audience, the meeting’s location has been changed to the auditorium of Jefferson Middle School. It was previously planned to be held in the school board meeting room inside the school administration building.
Tuesday’s meeting will be the school board’s first publicly held meeting since Jamestown High School was put into lockdown on Nov. 6 in response to fights that had broken out in the building. Following the incident, both parents and teachers voiced concern about the fighting and how the lockdown process played out. The Jamestown Teachers Association also announced it had issued a vote of no confidence in new high school principal Rosemary Bradley.
Meanwhile, the school board held a closed-door meeting the week after the lockdown to discuss student discipline matters and to finalize several action steps that would be taken in order to work toward preventing similar incidents from happening in the future.
The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting allows for an opportunity for public comment near the start of the meeting. The complete agenda can be found online at the school website.