School Board Meetings

Citizens Comment Time

Individuals are invited to attend and become informed about the operation of Prince William County Public Schools, or address the Board during Citizens Comment Time. During the school closure, please check the meeting announcement for specific links and instructions on signing up for Citizens Comment Time.

NOTE: Effective February 17, 2021 the Board will return to its earlier practice of limiting the initial citizen comment period to 30 minutes, allowing any additional speakers to provide their comments at the end of the meeting.

All speakers must provide the School Board Clerk with their address and phone number in order to verify their residency and permit the Clerk to contact them if necessary. Upon request, the Clerk will not release to the general public the address and phone number of the speaker. However, such information may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Speakers must also identify the issue of public concern upon which they will be speaking. (View Policy 134)

Sign up for Citizen Comment Time


Board Briefs

Board Briefs summarizes the actions taken by the School Board at each meeting. View Board Briefs.

Meeting Schedule

View meeting agendas on BoardDocs.

Meeting Date Meeting Type
Wednesday,
September 1, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
September 15, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
October 6, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
October 20, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
November 3, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Tuesday,
November 16, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
December 1, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
December 15, 2021,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Wednesday,
January 5, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
January 19, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
February 2, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
February 16, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
March 2, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
March 16, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
April 6, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
April 20, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
May 4, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
May 18, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
June 1, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*
Wednesday,
June 15, 2022,
7 p.m.
School Board Meeting*

 

*tentative date

Information & Links

Regular School Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the school year. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 7 p.m. at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas, VA 20112. Board members and staff have dinner at 5 p.m. and hold a closed session at 6 p.m. prior to the public meeting. There is Citizen Comment Period during regular Board meetings. 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.

Special meetings, work sessions and public hearings are scheduled when necessary to conduct school business and are announced in advance on the School Division’s website and through local news media. There is no Citizen Comment Period during special meetings or work sessions.

Closed sessions are held prior to regular public meetings at 6 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 session under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act.

Pursuant to School Board Policy 139, “School Board Member Participation in Meetings by Electronic Communication,” one or more School Board Member(s) may participate in closed or public meetings through electronic means on a limited basis.

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.

Prince William County citizens, and PWCS students, parents, employees and business partners who would like to sign up to speak at a regular School Board meeting, may do so once the agenda has been posted online and prior to noon on the day of the meeting, using the Citizen Comment Form. Citizens who do not have access to the internet may contact the Clerk directly at 703-791-8069 prior to noon on the day of the Board meeting. You will be asked to provide your address and telephone number for the record and whether you would like your personal contact information to remain confidential. Citizens may also sign onto the list of speakers maintained at the entrance to the School Board meeting room at the beginning of a regular Board meeting, but no later than a half hour before the beginning of the meeting.

Those who do not wish to speak to the Board in person but wish to submit a written public statement about agenda items or other matters directly related to PWCS, may provide input to the School Board by accessing the Public Comment Form or by sending an email to the Board.

Contact Information

Clerk to the School Board
P.O. Box 389
Manassas, VA 20108
Telephone: 703-791-8709
Email: pwcsclerk@pwcs.edu