Procedure to Address the Board

  • Beginning July 2022, the Gwinnett County School Board will provide constituents with multiple opportunities to address the Board during their monthly scheduled Board meetings. Constituents will be able to choose the section in which they would like to provide their comments. Constituents can sign up to speak during either the "Public Comment on Agenda Items" section or the "Public Comment on School Policy or Operations" section.

    The agenda is prepared in advance of each meeting. Anyone wishing to speak before the Board must inform the Superintendent's Office in writing by 7 p.m. on the Wednesday immediately prior to the Board meeting by filling out one of the Request Forms below. If a citizen wishing to address the Board needs interpretation services, they are asked to sign up by Monday the week of the Board meeting so that their request can be accommodated.

    Individuals requesting to speak to the Board will receive a notification upon completing the sign-up form for Public Comment on Agenda Items or the sign-up form for Public Comment on School Policy or Operations.

    Public Comment on Agenda Items

    A maximum of 10 speaker slots will be available each month for the Public Comment on Agenda Items section, with up to 50% reserved for students. In any case where more speakers signed up than the number of speaker slots available, there will be a lottery implemented to select speakers. During this section, constituents can address any item listed on either the Work Session agenda or the Business meeting agenda.

    Those selected to participate will be notified via a group email the morning of the Board meeting.

    This request form will be available the Thursday prior to the Board meeting, at the same time as the Work Session agenda and the Business meeting agenda.

    Please scroll down to see the sign-up link at the bottom of the page.

     

    Public Comment on School Policy or Operations

    A maximum of 20 speaker slots will be available each month for the Public Comment on School Policy or Operations section, with up to 50% reserved for students. In any case where more speakers signed up than the number of speaker slots available, there will be a lottery implemented to select speakers.

    Those selected to participate will be notified via a group email the morning of the Board meeting.

    This request form will be available six (6) business days following the monthly Board meeting.

    Please scroll down to see the sign-up link at the bottom of the page.


    If you need assistance with the Request Forms or have questions, please email MySchoolBoard@gcpsk12.org. In accordance with the updated Policy BCBI, the public comment portion will be held during the 7 p.m. monthly business meeting. Please click here to view the Board Meeting schedule.



    Gwinnett County Public Schools finds that the quickest and most effective way to resolve a concern regarding your child is by addressing it at the most direct level. Please review the flyer, Addressing Concerns at School.