Manassas Park School Board to Change Meeting Times
Meetings will begin 15 minutes later so every board member can attend the entire meeting.
The Manassas Park City School Board voted 4-1 Monday night to change the time its meetings begin.
Meetings will begin at 7:15 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. in the school board meeting room, upstairs in Manassas Park City Hall.
School board member Brenda Foster brought the measure before the body on Monday night, saying that the meeting time had been changed before and that prehaps it should be done again so that the newest school board member Fran Kassinger can attend the entire meeting.
Kassinger was appointed to the board in 2012.
The school board is made up of working professionals like Kassinger who come straight from their jobs to the meetings.
School Board Rachel Kirkland voted nay to the measure, saying that there had been no discussion period.
Furthermore, school board members knew what time the meetings started before they accepted the position, Kirkland said.
Starting the meetings later could put Manassas Park staff and students who attend the meetings under hardship, she added.
School board members are appointed by Manassas Park City Council to three year terms.
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