• Board of Education Policy 2310: Public Participation at Board Meetings

    The Board welcomes your presence and participation at its meetings.  The public may speak to the board during the regularly monthly meeting on matters of public concern.  Subjects which cannot be considered in “open” session cannot be considered at the Board's open meetings.  The job competence and performance of individual school system employees, matters concerning Onslow County school students of their educational records, and other matters unrelated to the topics before the Board are not proper subjects for discussion or comment.  The proper procedure for addressing issues dealing with employees or students is to submit comments in writing to the Superintendent or to pursue a grievance before the Board of Education’s Hearing Panel.  

    To allow equal opportunity to everyone interested in speaking, each person or group representative will be granted five minutes for one of the designated public comment period listed below to address the Board.  We appreciate your cooperation and your interest in public education.

    Those wishing to sign up for public participation, must complete the Public Participation Form located at the front table of the regular Board of Education Meeting. The form must be turned in to the Board's administraive assistant at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the Board’s meeting or by 6:20 pm. 


    • First Public Comment Period will be five minutes and will be held at the beginning of the meeting following the Good News Spotlight.  Comments must be directly issue-oriented with agenda items for the Board’s current meeting.   


    • Second Public Comment Period will be five minutes and will be held at the end of the meeting.  Comments must be issue-oriented and related to matters under the control of the Board of Education