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The School Board conducts a regular meeting each month. The Board welcomes input from the public. Each regular meeting provides two opportunities for public comments from individuals addressing topics not appearing on the agenda. The first audience with the public, not to exceed 30 minutes, is at the beginning of the meeting following the opening ceremonies and Board recognitions and honors. The second opportunity to speak is toward the end of the meeting, following the Reports/Information section of the agenda.
Cards are available upon entering the meeting for individuals wishing to address the Board. Citizens should fill out the card with name, address, and the topic on which they wish to speak, and return it to the agenda table. Individuals will be recognized by the School Board Chairman in the order the cards were received. Comments should be limited to a three-minute timeframe. A light system will display a green light when the speaker begins, a yellow light with 30 seconds remaining, and a red light to indicate the end of the three minutes. The Chairman will rule on such matters as the appropriateness of the subject being presented and the suitability of the time for such a presentation. The School Board considers this an opportunity to listen to concerns, not to engage in a discussion. Should a response be required, correspondence will be forwarded accordingly. All speakers are expected to maintain proper decorum when addressing the School Board.
Unless otherwise noted, all regular School Board meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Administration Building, 12465 Warwick Boulevard. Regular School Board meetings are listed below.
2015-2016 Regular Meeting Schedule:
- July 1, 2015 (organizational) - August 18, 2015 - September 15, 2015 - October 20, 2015 - November 17, 2015 - December 15, 2015 - January 19, 2016 - February 16, 2016 - March 1, 2016 (Budget Presentation/Work Session) - March 8, 2016 (Budget Hearing) - March 15, 2016 (Budget Approval) - April 19, 2016 - May 17, 2016 - June 21, 2016 (Oath of Office Ceremony)
Please visit us on the web at http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/board for a complete listing of all Board meetings or additional information on the Newport News School Board