Speaking to the School Board
Thank you for engaging with the School Board through the Public Comment process. The School Board welcomes comments from Loudoun County residents and believes that strong community engagement and outreach are important components of a successful school system.
SPECIAL NOTICE: A present state of emergency declared by the Governor of Virginia and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors exists in Virginia and Loudoun County. The School Board will conduct this meeting virtually under its Resolutions of March 20, 2020, March 31, 2020, and April 28, as well as under the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ Emergency Resolution of March 25, 2020, as may be subsequently amended, extended or re-adopted. The public may access the meeting by viewing the live-streamed video via the LCPS website or by viewing it in real time on Comcast channel 18 or Verizon FIOS channel 43.
LIVE PUBLIC COMMENT: While the present state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Loudoun County persists, live public comments will be accepted virtually and aired in real time during School Board meetings at the direction of the Chair. Online and telephone registration (571-252-1030) will open at 8 a.m. two business days prior to the meeting. Registration closes one hour before the start of the meeting. For example, registration for a meeting being held on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. will be open Friday at 8:00 a.m. through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Members of the public may receive a system generated email after the registration closes, but the School Board is unable to accept registration after the registration cut off time.
Each registrant will receive a unique speaker identification (ID) number by phone (if they call in) and/or via email for those who register online. The unique speaker ID information will allow participants to access the meeting to make live public comment. Speakers are prohibited from sharing speaker access information with others and will forfeit the opportunity to speak if the information is shared. Speakers must be logged into the meeting at the time their name is called to speak. Speakers must limit comments to the time allotted by the Chair and announced prior to the public comment period. The Chair determines the time based on the number of speakers and the agenda, but not to exceed five (5) minutes.
DECORUM: Per School Board Policy 2520, the civility, decorum and respect for the functioning and dignity of the School Board shall be maintained at all times and in all communications. As a result, the Chair will not approve comments that are breaches of civility, decorum, the functions and dignity of the School Board or of the rules set forth in School Board Policy 2520. The Chair reserves the right to have live public speakers muted if civility and/or decorum are breached.