FAIRFIELD — Residents are always able to share their opinions at school board meetings, but the Board of Education is organizing another town hall meeting to further encourage communication.

The Board of Education will host the town hall meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, Chairman Philip Dwyer announced at Tuesday’s board meeting.

At the meeting, the public will be able to raise issues to the board. Secretary Jessica Gerber said the board’s town hall meetings aim to offer more back-and-forth than the 3-minute public comment section allows for at weekly meetings.

The board hosted its first town hall-style forum in February 2015. Two more town halls last year addressed specific topics — the District Improvement Plan and the Redistricting Committee Report. During those town halls, board members responded directly to community members’ direct questions and concerns for several hours.

This month’s meeting will mark the first town hall in 2016. Earlier this year, the board was occupied with its superintendent search, Gerber said. The search wrapped up last month, when the board approved its new hire.