NEW: Albemarle County School Board Reinstates In-Person Public Comment Sign Up

NEW: Albemarle County School Board Reinstates In-Person Public Comment Sign Up

The School Board invites and actively seeks the public’s input in the matters relevant to School Board governance and provide for time in our business meetings to hear from our residents and community members. During public comment, we expect respectful and on-topic comments. Individuals and/or organizations wishing to speak during Public Comment must sign up in advance.

Signup is available online beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the Monday of the week of the School Board meeting and is available until 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Speakers may also call the School Board Clerk’s Office at (434) 972-4055 to sign up for public comment until 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Members of the public who do not sign up to speak electronically or by telephone in advance of the meeting may sign up in person at the meeting with the School Board Clerk beginning at 6:00 p.m. In-person signup will be available until the start of the Public Comment period of the meeting for meetings that are held in-person. Public comment is not received at special board meetings unless specified on the agenda.  

Three (3) minutes will be allowed for each presenter to speak. However, the Chair, with the consent of the Board, may reduce the time allocated for all individuals to speak to two (2) minutes depending on the number of individuals who sign up.  

For the full guidelines for public comment, see School Board Policy BDDH. For more information on our School Board or to access online public comment signup, visit our School Board's webpage.