Information on Attending Board Meetings

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Unless otherwise announced, all Board of Education business meetings will be held in Old City Hall, 1001 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 beginning at 9 a.m. Public comment will be received at each meeting. Please see the public comment guidelines below, as stated in the Board’s Bylaws. Members of the public who are unable to attend board meetings, can live stream the meeting by using the Board Meeting Live Stream link. 

Members of the public may signup to address the Board at one of its scheduled business meetings by using the Board of Education Public Comment Sign-Up Form. Requests to address the Board should be submitted no later than the day before the scheduled business meeting, but may be requested at the meeting at the discretion of the President.

The Board of Education will accept public comment in advance of each meeting through the Board of Education Comment Form. This form collects public comments for review by the members of the Board. The Board accepts comments from the public on all matters related to public education in Virginia. Comments may be submitted at any time, but will be collected and shared with Board members as part of the meeting materials for its next scheduled business meeting.

The agenda and background information about each agenda item are posted on the Board of Education's webpage in advance of each meeting.

The public is urged to confirm arrangements prior to each meeting. Persons requesting the services of an interpreter for the deaf are asked to do so at least 72 hours in advance so that the appropriate arrangements may be made.

Notices of all public meetings of the Board of Education are distributed by email, and persons wishing to receive the notices should send their email address to Megan Perez (contact information below).

For additional information, please contact:

Megan Perez, Executive Assistant
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120
804-225-2540
Email: Megan.Perez@doe.virginia.gov 

 

Public Comment Guidelines, as Stated in the Board’s Bylaws Amended February 25, 2016

Members of the public are encouraged to attend all board meetings, except executive sessions as defined by the Freedom of Information Act, and may record the proceedings in writing or by using a recording device. 

The board will provide an opportunity for members of the public to address the board at its meetings, as appropriate, during the public comment portion of the meeting. 

At its regular meetings, members of the public may address the board during the public comment portion of the meeting on any matter related to public education which includes the actions of the board. During the public comment portion of any committee of the board or any advisory committee of the board, the board requests that members of the public only address the committee on matters on the committee’s published agenda and any matters added to the agenda during the meeting by the committee.

Requests to address the board or one of its committees during the public comment portion of the meeting shall include the subject to be discussed and the name of the speaker.

Requests to address the board or one of its committees during the public comment portion of the meeting should be submitted to the Virginia Department of Education in advance of the meeting, but may be submitted the day of the meeting, at the discretion of the president or committee chairperson.  In honoring such requests, the board will limit such comments to three minutes for each speaker at the discretion of the president or committee chairperson.

The board president or committee chairperson may, in his or her discretion, extend the public comment portion of the meeting, allocate the time available for public comment, adjust the order of speakers, or take other reasonable measures to ensure that the board hears multiple views on any matter presented to the board.

Public comment speakers will be encouraged to provide multiple written copies of their comments or other materials amplifying their views.