NEWTON, November 15, 2023 --The Catawba County Board of Education will hold a special called
meeting on Monday, November 20, 2023, for the purpose of a hearing on challenge books (Lolita by
Vladimir Nabokov and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer). The meeting will
begin at 6:00 p.m. in the boardroom at 2285 North Anderson Avenue, Newton, North Carolina. Doors will open promptly at 5:30 p.m. to welcome all attendees.
Public Directive for Catawba County Board of Education Special Called Meeting
Monday, November 20, 2023
To facilitate a smooth and organized gathering, attendees are kindly requested not to arrive before 5:00
p.m. This will allow employees to conclude their workday and leave campus in order to provide adequate parking for the meeting. Attendees are encouraged to form a line at the designated door area extending down the ramp, as the event is subject to an occupancy cap of 60 public seats in the boardroom to ensure everyone’s safety.
Recognizing the potential for high attendance, we will provide an overflow room with 75 public seats
where attendees have access to the meeting via video and audio. This setup will accommodate those
unable to secure seating in the boardroom. To ensure proper egress and ingress, no standing will be
allowed during the meeting in the boardroom or the overflow room meeting.
For the convenience of media personnel, a designated media area will be positioned inside the
boardroom in the left rear of the room, ensuring easy access and coverage of the proceedings.
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