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. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the public cannot attend the meetings in person.
The Board will hear live public comment on agenda items virtually from up to 10 speakers per agenda item during a single section in the early portion of each meeting, prior to Board discussion of those items. The link to register to deliver live testimony will be posted on this page at 5 p.m. on the Sunday preceding a Board meeting. Those wishing to provide live testimony must register, space permitting, through that link. In order to allow for 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.
All speakers will be allotted 2 minutes and those who secure spaces to speak will receive emailed instructions on how to join the online platform from which they will speak. Registration will be open through 5 p.m. on the evening before a Board meeting.
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 by that time.
Comments on non-agenda items are only be accepted in writing.