PUBLIC TESTIMONY AT BOARD MEETINGS
The Board of Education meets in person in the Board Room of the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.
The Board will hear in-person and virtual public comment on agenda items during regularly scheduled meetings from up to a total of 10 speakers per agenda item in a single section in the early portion of each meeting, prior to Board discussion of those items.
Board meetings are open to the public subject to the limitation of available space in the Board Room as established by the fire marshal. Those attending should consider their own health as well as the health of others when deciding whether or not to wear a mask.
Those wishing to provide testimony either in person or virtually must register, space permitting, through a link made public on this page on the Sunday prior to the Board meeting. In order to allow for a maximum diversity of those who wish to comment, the Board will allocate speakers by their first choice of agenda item on a first-come, first-served basis until available slots are filled. Should additional spots remain open, speakers will be allocated their second choice, again on a first-come, first-served basis. Speakers may sign up to comment on no more than two agenda items.
Speakers who secure a slot to speak will be notified by email at the email address they provide when they register. All speakers will be allotted 2 minutes and must address only the topic on which they signed up to speak. Registration will be open through 5 p.m. on the evening before a Board meeting or until all spaces are allocated.
Written comments on agenda items can be submitted through an online form that can be found on this page beginning at 5 p.m. on the Sunday prior to a Board meeting. Written comments must be no more than 250 words and must be submitted by noon on the day prior to a Board meeting. Comments can also be dropped off at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis, by that time.
Comments on non-agenda items are only accepted in writing.