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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. before 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 before 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 website.
Prince William County citizens, and PWCS employees, parents/guardians, students, and owners or employees of businesses or other organizations with a mailing address in Prince William County who wish to address the Prince William County School Board, may request to be placed on the list of speakers for the citizen comment using the Citizen Comment Time Form starting at 8 a.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding the School Board meeting at which the citizen wishes to speak. 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. Citizen Comment Time is limited to one hour for speakers to present comments on agenda items or other topics germane to the operations and policies of PWCS.
Alternatives to addressing the Board during Citizen Comment Time are also available via the following:
Clerk to the School Board
P.O. Box 389
Manassas, VA 20108