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Wicomico County Board of Education Meeting Aug. 9; Pre-Registration for Public Comments Aug. 2-8

The next monthly meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 in the Board of Education Auditorium at 101 Long Ave., Salisbury.

For the Aug. 9 Board meeting, the Board will convene at 1 p.m. and immediately vote to go into closed session. The open portion of the meeting will begin at about 1:30 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 newly approved Board of Education Public Comments Protocol Policy, pre-registration for public comments is required. Public comments during the Board meeting will be limited to 10 participants. To register for public comments, please visit the pre-registration page, which will open one week prior to this Board meeting (1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2) and close one day (1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8) before the Board meeting. Anyone unable to pre-register online may visit the school system office at 2424 Northgate Drive to fill out a paper copy of the pre-registration form.

If more than 10 people pre-register to make public comments, 10 speakers will be selected in a random drawing. All who pre-registered would be contacted by email prior to the Board meeting, and those not selected to give public comments during the meeting could submit comments at any time to comments@wcboe.org.

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 either the Watch Board Meetings page of the school system’s website (www.wcboe.org) or on the school system's YouTube page. Meetings are viewable after the meeting has been held, and may be accessed in a variety of places, including BoardDocs, PAC 14, YouTube and the website of Wicomico County Public Schools.