South Orangetown Central School District

Addressing the Board

In the South Orangetown Central School District, Regular Meetings always include a Public Commentary time during which anyone from the community may speak. The Public Commentary Protocol is as follows:

  • All voices are heard
  • Everyone must be an active listener
  • Each of us is responsible for managing our own behaviors
  • Respect diverse perspectives
  • Be conscious of your speaking time and tone
  • The Board reserves the right to close commentary on an issue if participants become unruly, disrespectful or if the topic is something that the Board is, by law, not allowed to discuss in public
  • If there are many people wishing to bring up items in Public Commentary, the Board reserves the right to place a two-minute time limit on each speaker until everyone is heard


Board of Education
160 Van Wyck Road
Blauvelt, NY 10913
[email protected]

Kathleen Muscari
District Clerk
(845) 680-1012