Speaker Request Form – Action Meeting

Meeting Location: Remote Video Conference; Livestream available: https://www.philasd.org/pstv/watch/
Speaker Request Form Due: May 27, 2020 @ 5 p.m.
Written Testimony Due: May 27, 2020 @ 5 p.m.

In order to comply with public health guidelines, the Board of Education will hold its previously scheduled May Action meeting via video conference at 5 p.m. on May 28, 2020. The Board will suspend its usual procedures for public comment at Action meetings given the video conference format.

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 27, 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 28, 2020 Board Action 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.
– 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 28, 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 27th. 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 28th. 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.

We will make every effort to answer questions that are submitted by you in your written comments. Your comments and feedback are critically important to us as we respond to the challenges of this historic time. Thank you for your flexibility and engagement in helping us better support our students, families, and staff.

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