Opportunities for Public Participation at Board Meetings
Prior to the beginning of most meetings, the Board conducts "public comment" to hear from interested employees and citizens of
the school district. A sign-in session for the public speaking forum will open 35 minutes prior to the posted start time and will close 5 minutes prior to the posted start time. Anyone arriving after the cutoff time will not be allowed to speak at that session. Speakers will be required to provide their contact information and proof of residency in Cobb County.
Each speaker will have an equal amount of time to speak before the board. That allotted time will be determined by the Board Chair depending on the number of speakers with a maximum
of 15 speakers.
Speakers will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. However, the Chair may give
priority to those discussing Board agenda items being considered during the Board meeting. The Board requests that
speakers maintain appropriate decorum and that comments remain focused and respectful.
See Board Policy BCBI.
Any person who willfully violates the guidelines found in Board Policy BCBI may forfeit the remainder of their
speaking time and may face additional sanctions. Public commentary may be filmed, photographed, recorded and/or
edited by the District or other non-District media sources.
Note: Public board meetings are generally held at the Cobb Central Office at 514 Glover St. in Marietta.