As Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) continues to fight the spread of COVID-19, City Schools’ school buildings remain closed for the rest of the school year. All Board and committee meetings will be held remotely in the interim. Please check the calendar or BoardDocs for call-in information to observe the meetings.
Meetings are held at the district administrative office (200 E. North Avenue) and are broadcast live on Education Channel 77 and online, unless otherwise noted. Minutes of past meetings are available on BoardDocs (from 2015 to the present; for minutes from earlier meetings, please contact the Board office), the Board's governance website. Captioned videos are posted to the district's YouTube channel as soon as possible after meeting dates.
The public is invited to attend meetings, with the exception of closed sessions. See the meeting calendar. The Board reserves the right to reschedule meetings as needed.
These meetings of the full Board usually occur on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month; in months when there are school holiday breaks, only one meeting is scheduled. The closed executive session typically begins at 3:00 p.m., and the public business meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. The meeting agenda is posted to BoardDocs (the Board's governance website) on the Saturday preceding the meeting date.
The public can provide comments at these meetings, according to a process outlined in Board policy and summarized as follows:
The Board holds special meetings, workshops, forums, and other events throughout the year to share information with the public and provide opportunities for stakeholders to give input on important topics. Upcoming events are added to the meeting calendar as soon as they are scheduled.
Board committees meet regularly to discuss items relevant to each committee's charge. Public meetings are included on the meeting calendar.
The public is invited to attend Operations, Policy, and Teaching and Learning committee meetings. Public comment is accepted at Policy and Teaching and Learning Committee meetings, according to these guidelines:
The Board may convene in a closed session, in accordance with the Maryland Annotated Code, General Provisions Article, § 3-101. Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Open Meetings Act authorizing the closed meeting.