Speaker Registration Form – Joint Committee Meeting

Meeting Location: Remote Video Conference; Livestream available: https://www.philasd.org/pstv/watch/
Speaker Request Form Due: May 13, 2020 @ 5 p.m.
Written Testimony Due: May 13, 2020 @ 5 p.m.

In order to comply with public health guidelines, the Board of Education will hold its previously scheduled May committee meetings via video conference. The Board will hold a joint meeting of the Finance and Facilities Committee and Student Achievement and Support Committee on May 14th. The Board will suspend its usual procedures for public comment at committee meetings given the video conference format. Public comment will be allowed as follows:

Speaker Registration:
– Members of the public are invited to register to speak in advance of the meeting by no later than 5 p.m. on May 13, 2020, by submitting this form, emailing schoolboard@philasd.org, or leaving a voicemail at 215-400-5959.
– By registering to speak, you acknowledge and give permission to the Board of Education to provide your name, phone number, and email address to Zoom for the purpose of facilitating your participation in the May 14, 2020 Board Committee Meeting. Information regarding Zoom’s privacy policy is available here: https://zoom.us/privacy
– Speakers will be limited by topic. The Board will hear from up to three (3) speakers per topic.
– There will be no limit on the number of topics.
– So that more people have a chance to speak during the public comment portion of the agenda, each speaker will be allowed two (2) minutes to share their testimony.
– Registered speakers will receive information from the Office of the Board of Education on the morning of May 14, 2020, with information on how to participate during the meeting.

Written Testimony: Members of the public are encouraged to submit written testimony in advance of the meeting by 5 p.m. on May 13th. Written testimony can be submitted by emailing schoolboard@philasd.org. There will be no limit to the number of written submissions accepted and all written testimony will be made a part of the public record of the meeting. Copies of all written testimony will be provided to Board members in advance of the meeting and publicly posted with the materials of this meeting at 12 p.m. on May 14th. While the Board commits to posting written testimony publicly, the Board reserves the right to make redactions in accordance with the Pennsylvania Right-to Know Law.

Contact Information:
Phone: 215-400-5959
Email: schoolboard@philasd.org