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 is held between 7:55 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. for work sessions and
between 6:25 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. for regular meetings.
Speakers will have an allotted amount of time, from 2 to 5 minutes to speak before the board,
with the time for speakers being determined by the 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.