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Wicomico County Board of Education Meeting Jan. 10; Pre-Registration for Public Comments Open Jan. 3-9

 

The next monthly meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the Board of Education Auditorium at 101 Long Ave., Salisbury.

 

For the Jan. 10 Board meeting, the Board will convene at 6:30 p.m. and immediately vote to go into closed session. The open portion of the meeting will begin at about 7 p.m. Masks are optional. The agenda for this meeting will be available by the Friday before the meeting on BoardDocs: https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/wcboe/Board.nsf/Public

 

In accordance with the Board of Education Public Comments Protocol Policy, pre-registration for public comments is required. Public comments during the Board meeting will be limited to 20 participants. To register for public comments, please visit the pre-registration page (https://board_public_comments.wcboe.org/), which will be open starting one week prior to this Board meeting (at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3) and will close one day before (at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9) before the Board meeting.

 

Anyone unable to pre-register online may visit the school system office from Jan. 3-9 at 2424 Northgate Drive to fill out a paper copy of the pre-registration form.

 

Anyone who pre-registers will be contacted by email prior to the Board meeting. Anyone pre-registering to give public comments after the first 20 people have already pre-registered may submit comments at any time to comments@wcboe.org.

 

If all 20 speaking slots are not filled through pre-registration, people will be able to register in person at the meeting venue to provide public comments on a first-come, first-served basis in the hour before the scheduled start time of the Board meeting.

 

The public comment section of the agenda is an opportunity for the Superintendent and Board to listen to individuals’ own comments on topics concerning Wicomico County Public Schools. The Board chairman has the right to limit public comments in length or those concerning personnel or student matters which clearly identify an individual or individuals, appeals or legal matters that are before the Board, negotiations and topics that are more appropriately addressed in closed session or privately with a staff member.

 

Only verbal comments are permitted during public comment session of a Board meeting. No signs or posters may be displayed by the public during board meetings. Written, printed, audio, or video material may be submitted via comments@wcboe.org.

 

Each speaker shall address all comments directly to the Board and speak only from the designated location for public comments. For additional information, please refer to the Public Comments Protocol Policy.

 

This meeting will be livestreamed on the Watch Board Meetings page of the school system’s website (www.wcboe.org). Meetings are viewable after they have ended and may be accessed in a variety of places, including BoardDocs, PAC 14, YouTube and the website of Wicomico County Public Schools.