School Board Meetings

Citizens Comment Time

Individuals are invited to attend School Board meetings and become informed about the operation of Prince William County Public Schools or address the Board during Citizens Comment Time. Citizens may request to be placed on the list of speakers once the agenda has been released by the Clerk by submitting the Citizen Time Comment Form. The citizen comment period for regular School Board meetings is limited to one hour, with the first half hour reserved for comments on agenda items only, and the second half hour for comments on agenda items or other topics germane to the operations and policies of PWCS. Speakers are also limited to three minutes each, with an additional time allowance provided for speakers requiring translation assistance, as determined at the discretion of the Chairman At-Large. Speakers who require interpreter services must notify the Clerk of the same and provide their name and contact information at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

All speakers must provide their address and phone number or email address in order to verify their residency in Prince William County and permit the Clerk to contact residents if necessary. Residents of the county with no fixed address may also add their name to the list of speakers and shall provide the Clerk with a means to contact them. Speakers must also identify the agenda item or issue of public concern upon which they will be speaking. The issue may be described in general rather than specific terms, but the speaker must clarify that the issue relates to a specific agenda item or directly to the operations or policies of the Prince William County Public Schools.

Alternatives to addressing the Board during Citizens Comment Time are also available. Written comments may be presented to the Board at any time by mailing such materials to the School Board Office, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, Virginia 20108, or by delivery to the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, Virginia 20112.

Electronic communications may be addressed to the entire Board at pwcsclerk@pwcs.edu, or to individual School Board members at the email addresses listed on the School Board website. Citizens are also strongly encouraged to provide the School Board with their input on matters relating to the School Division through the Citizen Public Comment Form. In addition, videotaped communications are welcomed and may be submitted to the Prince William County School Board through the procedures provided by the Office of the School Board Clerk and published on the School Board website.

Sign up for Citizen Comment Time


Board Briefs

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Meeting Schedule

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Meeting Date Meeting Type
Wednesday,
September 1, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
September 15, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
October 6, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
October 20, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
November 3, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Tuesday,
November 16, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
December 1, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
December 15, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
January 5, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
January 19, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
February 2, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
February 16, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
March 2, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
March 16, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
April 6, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
April 20, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
May 4, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
May 18, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
June 1, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
June 15, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*

 

*tentative date

Information & Links

Regular School Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the school year. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 7 p.m. at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas, VA 20112. Board members and staff have dinner at 5 p.m. and hold a closed session at 6 p.m. prior to the public meeting. There is Citizen Comment Period during regular Board meetings. School Board Agendas are available online in advance of meetings. Agenda items and materials are subject to change up to the time of the meeting.

Special meetings, work sessions and public hearings are scheduled when necessary to conduct school business and are announced in advance on the School Division’s website and through local news media. There is no Citizen Comment Period during special meetings or work sessions.

Closed sessions are held prior to regular public meetings at 6 p.m. and are not open to the public. Items discussed in closed sessions are confined by law to personnel, student matters, acquisitions/disposition of real property, legal, and other specific matters exempted from open session under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act.

Pursuant to School Board Policy 139, “School Board Member Participation in Meetings by Electronic Communication,” one or more School Board Member(s) may participate in closed or public meetings through electronic means on a limited basis.

Meetings are broadcast live on PWCS-TV (Comcast Channel 18 and Verizon FiOS Channel 36) and can also be viewed live online on the PWCS-TV website. Archived meetings are online on YouTube and online at the PWCS-TV Video On Demand website.

Prince William County citizens, and PWCS students, parents, employees and business partners who would like to sign up to speak at a regular School Board meeting, may do so once the agenda has been posted online and prior to noon on the day of the meeting, using the Citizen Comment Form. Citizens who do not have access to the internet may contact the Clerk directly at 703-791-8069 prior to noon on the day of the Board meeting. You will be asked to provide your address and telephone number for the record and whether you would like your personal contact information to remain confidential. Citizens may also sign onto the list of speakers maintained at the entrance to the School Board meeting room at the beginning of a regular Board meeting, but no later than a half hour before the beginning of the meeting.

Those who do not wish to speak to the Board in person but wish to submit a written public statement about agenda items or other matters directly related to PWCS, may provide input to the School Board by accessing the Public Comment Form or by sending an email to the Board.

Contact Information

Clerk to the School Board
P.O. Box 389
Manassas, VA 20108
Telephone: 703-791-8709
Email: pwcsclerk@pwcs.edu