PUBLIC TESTIMONY AT BOARD MEETINGS
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Education is conducting meetings virtually. The Board will hear live public comment on agenda items from up to 10 speakers per agenda item during a single section in the early portion of each regular meeting. Those wishing to provide live testimony may register, space permitting, by using the link available on this page from 5 p.m. on the Sunday prior to a Board meeting until 5 p.m. on the day prior to a Board meeting or until all available spaces are filled, whichever comes first. All speakers will be allotted 2 minutes and will receive emailed instructions on how to join the meeting. Registrants who choose multiple items may not be able to offer comment on all items due to space limitations.
Written comments on agenda items can be submitted through the link on this page, which will be available from 5 p.m. on the Sunday prior to a Board meeting until noon on the day prior to a Board meeting. Written comments can also be dropped off at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis, by noon on the day prior to a Board meeting. One submission per agenda item is permitted. Comments on non-agenda items are now only accepted in writing.
Written comments on agenda and non-agenda items must be 250 words or less and must include all of the required fields in the form. Testimony will not be read aloud during Board meetings, but will be compiled and provided to Board members prior to the start of the meeting. It will also be posted online on the right of this page in advance of the meeting. During the meeting, the Board and the public will be apprised of how many comments were received for each agenda item.
Concerns that are confidential, such as student-specific and personnel issues, cannot be included in any testimony.