Types of School Board Meetings

School Board meetings and study sessions are open to the public.  The Pioneer School District Board of Directors generally holds one regular school board meeting and one study session each month.  All board meetings and study sessions are scheduled at 5:30 pm in the District Office Board Room at 112 E. Spencer Lake Road, Shelton, WA

Regular Board Meetings are for general board business items.  Time is scheduled for audience comment at the end of the meeting.  Audience comment is built into this meeting’s agenda for the public to address the board on any topic related to board work.

Study Sessions are opportunities for the School Board to learn more about specific topics. No decisions are made at study sessions.  An opportunity for public comment is generally not available at this meeting.

Special Meetings held on a date other than a regularly-scheduled board meeting may be needed for the School Board to take action.  Notice of these meetings must be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

From time to time, the School Board will meet in executive session. These sessions are not open to the public. State law restricts executive session topics to personnel matters, legal, collective bargaining and real estate issues. Prior to beginning an executive session, the board president will announce the reason for the session, estimated length of the session and whether the board will take action in public after the executive session.  The board always votes in public.