In-person Tacoma School Board business meetings resume March 11

Click here to reserve one of up to 30 seats available for the in-person March 11 Tacoma School Board business meeting. 

The Tacoma School Board of Directors will resume in-person business meetings beginning with its March 11 meeting, now that previous COVID-19 restrictions on the Open Public Meetings Act have been lifted by Gov. Jay Inslee. 

As School Board meetings shift into a hybrid status, Board study sessions will continue to meet remotely. The next scheduled study session will be 6 p.m. March 18. 

Some COVID-19 restrictions remain in place for in-person business meetings, including: 

  • All attendees must wear a mask at all times. 
  • All attendees must remain at least six feet apart during the meeting. 
  • All attendees must complete a health survey attesting that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms, have not been exposed to COVID-19 nor are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. 

To meet the six-foot social distancing requirement in the Auditorium at the Central Administration Building, attendance for members of the public and guests for the March 11 meeting is limited to 30. 

Public comment for those who wish to address the School Board will only be taken in person during the meeting. If you want to address the Board, please reserve your seat using this link

For information about how to provide public comment and to review the meeting agenda, visit the School Board website

We encourage all those who don't want to make public comment to watch the livestream of the Board meeting on our website, Facebook page or cable TV channel 25 or 26 in Tacoma. 

For those who choose to attend the Board meeting in person, you must enter through the ground-floor entrance from the main parking lot. Present your identification to confirm your reservation, fill out the health survey, then proceed to the Auditorium. 

If you have questions, please call the School Board secretary at 253-571-1443. 

Media Contact

Dan Voelpel, Executive Director of Communications | 253-571-1015 |

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