Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)
The Prince William County School Board will hold a virtual public hearing and meeting by electronic means at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10. During the meeting, the School Board will receive input on boundary proposal(s) that would reassign portions of the student attendance areas individually associated with Beville, Graham Park, Hampton, Fred Lynn, Potomac, Rippon, Saunders, and Woodbridge Middle Schools.
Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the School Board will not physically assemble at the Kelly Leadership Center. The Board will conduct the hearing and participate remotely by electronic means under the authority provided by the General Assembly on April 22, 2020, through Amendment 28 to HB 29. Patrons can view the School Board meeting at pwcstv.com by clicking on “watch live.” The School Board meeting will also be broadcast on Comcast Channel 18 and Verizon Channel 36.
Citizens are encouraged to provide the School Board with input prior to the hearing and meeting, and may also participate in the hearing and meeting electronically by signing up to speak.
Wishing to speak during the public hearing on the boundary proposals?
For those with an electronic device connected to a functioning microphone, follow this two-step process to make a public statement verbally during the Public Hearing:
Step 1 – Register with GoToWebinar at tinyurl.com/BoundariesPublicHearingPWCS
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Step 2 – Sign up to speak at tinyurl.com/SpeakerRegistrationPWCS
Complete the form requesting to speak by 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10.
Prefer to participate in the public hearing without speaking?
For those with web access, the following options are available to you:
- View the public hearing online at pwcstv.com.
- Those who wish to submit a written public statement about the proposed middle school attendance areas may do so before by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8 at tinyurl.com/PublicHearingInputPWCS
- These statements will be publicly available on Tab – 8 of the Potomac Shores Middle School Boundary Portal and provided to the School Board in advance of the hearing.
For those without web access, the following options are available to you:
- Community members without web access can access the public hearing by phone or watch it on television on Comcast Channel 18 or Verizon FIOS Channel 36. Phone – (415) 655-0060 Access code- 392-291-791T
- Those wishing to make a public statement can call the PWCS Office of Planning Services at 703-791-7312 by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8 to leave a voicemail.
Please note that live captioning is available on the GoToWebinar and on the live-streamed meeting accessible at PWCSTV.com.
Citizen contact information may be shared with the public.
Citizens may also sign up to speak to the Board during citizen comment time on items other than the boundary proposals. Unlike the meetings of other public bodies, all discussion by Board members, staff and or citizens must be limited to agenda items during such time as the Board conducts electronic meetings during the State of Emergency. While the School Board very much welcomes citizen input and is now able to accommodate the Citizen Comment portion of the meeting through means of electronic communication, citizens, like Board members, may only address specific agenda items which fall within the limitations imposed on electronic meetings by Virginia law.
The first 15 citizens who have signed up in advance with the School Board Clerk via email ([email protected]) no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 8, 2020, may address the School Board virtually, on agenda items only, through the following procedure:
- Comments will be limited to two minutes.
- Citizens who sign up to speak must identify for the Clerk the agenda item which they will address and provide their name, home address, phone, and email address.
- The Clerk will confirm by email whether the citizen is among the first 15 to sign up and provide instructions on how to log-on to the meeting along with the rules of participation.
Citizens who are not among the first 15 are encouraged to submit their comments by emailing Board members or submitting their comments through this link: tiny.cc/CitizensComment. The Clerk will share any comments received by 4 pm on Monday, June 8, 2020 with the School Board.