During the current pandemic-related State of Emergency, a public School Board Meeting will be held via hybrid physical/virtual on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas, VA 20112. Board members and staff have dinner at 4 p.m. and hold a closed session at 5 p.m. prior to the open meeting.
Special meetings or work sessions are called when necessary to conduct school business and are announced in advance on the School Division’s Web site and through local news media.
All School Board meetings, except closed sessions, are open to the public.
Closed sessions are held prior to the public meetings at 5 p.m. and are not open to the public. Items discussed in closed sessions are confined by law to personnel, student matters, acquisitions/disposition of real property, legal, and other specific matters exempted from open sessions under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act.
While some Board members are expected to physically assemble in the School Board meeting room for the public session, due to the ongoing pandemic, other members of the School Board may participate in the meeting through electronic means during the State of Emergency as permitted by law. School Board Agendas are available online in advance of meetings. Agenda items and materials are subject to change up to the time of the meeting.
Meetings are broadcast live on PWCS-TV (Comcast Channel 18 and Verizon FiOS Channel 36) and can also be viewed live online on the PWCS-TV website. Archived meetings are online on YouTube and online at the PWCS-TV Video On Demand website.
If you would like to sign up to speak either in person or electronically at the meeting, email email@example.com to be placed on the list to speak. Please provide your address and telephone number for the record. Citizens who wish to speak in person or electronically must sign up with the Clerk by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Those wishing to speak electronically will be provided with a link to register to do so.
Those who do not wish to speak to the Board in person or electronically, but wish to submit a written public statement about the agenda topics, may provide input to the School Board by accessing the Public Statement Form or by sending an email to the Board. Please email the clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to the Public Statement Form.