April 17 COVID-19 update: Board meeting to be livestreamed

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s April 20 board of education meeting will be available for real-time viewing online.

Amid concerns of the COVID-19 public health crisis, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently issued an executive order exempting municipal and school boards from provisions of the state Open Meetings Law that require public access to locations where government meetings are conducted.

To comply with this order, the F-M Board of Education’s April 20 meeting will be available for public viewing and participation via YouTube Live only. The meeting will stream in real-time on F-M’s official YouTube channel beginning at 6 p.m. and will be archived on the channel for later viewing.

The meeting agenda will include time for public comment, which viewers can participate in through YouTube Live Chat. An interactive chat window will be accessible to online audience members during this portion of the meeting. The chat window will be disabled at the conclusion of the meeting’s public comment session.

Board members and district leaders will be participating in the meeting through the use of telephone conferencing. Those district officials in attendance at the broadcast site to manage the telecommunications will practice social distancing. 

Continued communications

The district will continue to update the community via the district website with any new information and frequently asked questions.

Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s SchoolMessenger notification system, which sends email, text message and phone call notifications, depending upon how parents subscribed to the system.

More COVID-19 information and previous F-M COVID-19 communications