Before all Board meetings, except for executive sessions, the Board invites the public to address the Board through a period of public comment. Speakers will have two minutes to address the board. 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 meeting.
Speakers may only sign up to speak at either the Board’s work session or voting session but not both.
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.
Individuals desiring to appear before the Board MUST sign-in and present a valid ID proving residency or property ownership in Cobb County. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by the student’s parent/guardian.
The sign-in session begins 30 minutes prior to the posted board meeting start time and closes exactly 10 minutes before the meeting starts with NO exceptions.