Information on Attending Meetings
Unless otherwise announced, all Board of Education business meetings will be held in the Jefferson Conference Room on the 22nd floor of the Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th 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 amended February 25, 2016.
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 Emily Webb (contact information below).
For additional information, please contact:
Emily Webb, Director for Board Relations
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120
804-225-2924, Fax: 804-225-2524
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.