October 31, 2022
For Immediate Release
Announcements and Press Releases
Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners transition to hybrid approach for Public Board Meetings
The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners is committed to serving our students, families, staff, and community in a safe and healthy environment. We understand the importance of interacting with the community without barriers. To support these relationships, the Board will transition to a hybrid approach for meetings beginning November 9, 2022, while still allowing the remaining public to attend meetings virtually.
“We are grateful to the staff for thoughtful planning to create more opportunities for the public to participate in our meetings. We are looking forward to this transition”, says Board Chair Richardson.
Changes regarding public Board meetings include:
Virtual option still available: City Schools will continue to provide links via Microsoft Teams for members of the community to attend virtually.
Public comment sign-up: Members of the community will now have the option to give in-person testimony by attending meetings at the North Avenue headquarters. In addition to in-person testimony, the current submission options will also remain in place: submitting an e-mail that will be read aloud by the Board Executive, submitting a three-minute video that will be broadcasted during the meeting, and giving a virtual testimony during the live meeting. There will be 10 slots available for all public comments. Members of the public interested in submitting comments can e-mail Leatrice Jones at LLJones02@bcps.k12.md.us between 4:15 – 5:15 PM. indicating which option you will use to relay comments.
Seating: The Board room will have 20 seats total, with 15 seats reserved for recognized groups and public comment in-person sign-ups. Any seats not used by in-person speakers will be available to all on a first-come, first-served basis.
For questions and concerns regarding this change, please contact the School Board Office or visit www.baltimorecityschools.org/board-meetings.