Sign up to provide public comment
There are two options to submit your comments electronically for the board meeting. These forms open at 5 p.m. the Friday before and will close at noon the day of the meeting.
Speakers are welcome to offer comments or criticism directed at substantive ideas, actions, or procedures of the Board and individual Board members. In the interest of maintaining civility and decorum, however, speakers are encouraged to refrain from personal attacks and insults directed at the Board, individual Board members, staff, or members of the general public.
The laws and policies of North Carolina provide that issues or concerns involving individual personnel matters are confidential, and therefore, not appropriate for public comment settings. Concerns related to personnel issues may be addressed through applicable WCPSS personnel, the grievance policy, or other applicable policies.
Speakers, including students, may discuss issues and matters of general concern, but should refrain from discussing confidential student information. Concerns related to confidential student matters may be addressed through applicable WCPSS personnel, the grievance policy or other applicable policies.
Anyone who requires disability accommodations or may have trouble accessing phone or internet access for the Board’s electronic meetings is encouraged to contact Melissa Allen at email@example.com prior to the day of the meeting to explore whether alternative arrangements can be made for the submission of public comment.
Special public hearings
Special public hearings will be called for student assignment issues. Members of the public will be allowed to speak for a predetermined amount of time (usually two or three minutes) at public hearings. If the Board formally proposes any change that includes families not affected by the original proposal, then those families will be given an opportunity to speak.
Discussing personnel concernsDue to confidentiality requirements, a public hearing is an inappropriate forum to discuss personnel issues. Citizens should instead contact the appropriate administrator in writing.