School Board Meetings
Pinellas County Schools Announces a Public School Board Meeting
To Which All Persons are Invited
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
PURPOSE: School Board Workshop/ To Discuss Topics of Interest
PLACE: Administration Building
301 4th Street SW, Largo, FL 33770
A copy of the agenda(s) may be obtained by visiting the Pinellas County Schools’ website, www.pcsb.org
or by calling the school board office at (727) 588-6300 (option 2)
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting the communication disorders department at (727) 588-6039. If you are
hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency by calling (727) 588-6303.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, with respect to any matter considered at
the meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Opportunities for Public to Speak – Regular Board Meetings
See Policy 0169.1 ("Public Participation at Board Meetings")
Public Comments on Agenda Items
At this time, a member of the public is allowed a total not to exceed three (3) minutes to speak to any and all "action items" on the agenda, except agenda items regarding employee discipline, student discipline, and items of a ministerial nature, such as approval of minutes or proclamations. He/she is allocated only one opportunity to speak during this time. Speakers can sign up at any time up until the Chairperson calls for speakers, or until the last speaker has concluded, whichever is later.
Public Hearings (usually second readings of policies)
At this time, a member of the public is allowed to speak for three (3) minutes to any and all of the public hearings – to each of them individually. Example – if there are two policy second readings, the same person can sign up to speak twice – three minutes to each of the two second readings and will speak at the time the item is presented. Most public hearings at Board Meetings are second readings of policy, but we also have public hearings on the budget or as required by law or policy (e.g., Policy 1060 regarding selection of a Superintendent). Speakers can sign up at any time up until the Chairperson calls for speakers, or until the last speaker has concluded, whichever is later.
At this time, a member of the public is allowed a total not exceed three (3) minutes to speak to non-agenda item issues that "pertain to the general business or operations of the Board or District." He/she is allocated only one opportunity to speak during this time, which occurs after the adjournment of the regular meeting. Speakers can sign up at any time up until the Chairperson calls for speakers, or until the last speaker has concluded, whichever is later.
Pinellas County School Board regular meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Exceptions usually occur in the months of March, July, August, November and December when the meeting schedule is modified to accommodate holidays and school breaks.
Generally, the FIRST regular meeting of each month will begin at 10 a.m.; and, the SECOND regular meeting of the month will begin at 5 p.m. View a schedule of the regular meetings and workshops. All regular meetings are held in the conference hall of the Administration Building at 301 4th Street SW in Largo, FL.
The public is encouraged to attend; and, should they wish to address the School Board Members regarding a matter at a regular meeting, the individual should complete one of the request forms located in the lobby prior to the meeting.
Separately, the School Board also conducts workshops to discuss various business items; no action occurs at workshops. The board workshops are currently conducted in the conference hall of the Administration Building.
Minutes are published on BoardDocs within approximately one week following each board meeting or workshop.