Board of Education

  • Public Participation in Board Meetings and Hearings

    The Board of Education welcomes members of the public to speak at its public board meetings and hearings regarding meeting agenda items and on education in general. As noted in Board Policy 8345, the Board of Education shall allow 45 minutes for Public Comment at each regularly scheduled Board of Education Meeting.

    Members of the public may provide public comment in one of three ways:

    1. Sign up to speak in person via our online registration form.
    2. Call the Board Members' Office at (301) 952-6115 and register to speak in person.
    3. Email your comments to

    You must register to speak (either online or via telephone) at least 2 and 1/2 hours prior to the scheduled meeting start time. You will have exactly 3 minutes to address the Board and you may not yield your time to another party.

    For public hearings (i.e. Budget, Boundaries, etc), individuals may register in advance or on site the day of the hearing.