Changes Coming to Public Comments Sign-up Process
Beginning Oct. 23, 2017, the Montgomery County Board of Education will be changing the process to sign up to speak at Board business meetings.
Based on feedback from our community and the growing use of technology, we will be asking the community to use a Google form, located on our website, to sign up to speak. Rather than individuals calling into the Board Office on the Monday before a Board meeting, the Google form will be open to use on the Friday morning before a Board business meeting until the following Monday at noon. With this new process, phone calls will no longer be accepted.
Community feedback is essential to informing our decisions and it is critical that we hear and understand the many different perspectives of our community members. We believe that by changing to an online format, we will be able to reach and hear from more individuals within the community. We will use our many outreach platforms to communicate this change with as many people as possible. We will use our website, parent newsletters, social media, and we will be asking school principals to include this new process in their parent newsletters.
Questions may be directed to the Board’s legislative aide, Patricia Swanson, at Patricia_R_Swanson@mcpsmd.org.
To see a preview of what the Google form looks like, see the images below: