School Board Meetings

  • NOTE: VIRTUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - April 14, 2020, at 10 a.m.

    As a result of the public health emergency that exists due to the COVID-19 VIRUS, and upon the authority granted by Executive Orders issued by Governor Ron DeSantis, including Executive Order 20-69, the School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, hereby gives notice that it will conduct a virtual public meeting using telephonic technology on April 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. The public can attend this virtual meeting by listening to the meeting live by calling one of the following phone numbers:  1-929-205-6099 or 1-888-788-0099 (toll-free) and entering meeting ID Number 662 924 227, or visiting www.pcsb.org/boardvideo.  For those without internet or phone access, you may come to the following access point where a telephone speaker will be housed allowing anyone to listen to the meeting:  301 Fourth Street Southwest, Largo, Florida.  The public may submit comments to the School Board by: (1) sending them in writing to the following email address:  publiccomment@pcsb.org, or (2) calling 727-588-6122 and orally providing the comments, which will be transcribed.  All comments submitted prior to the start of the meeting will be sent to all School Board Members and the Superintendent prior to the meeting.  For all comments submitted after the start of the meeting, but prior to the consideration of the relevant portion of the agenda, district staff will strive to immediately send them to the School Board Members and the Superintendent.  All public comments timely received will be appended to the meeting minutes.   Any person interested in additional information may contact Ms. Debra Stotts at 727-588-6122 or stottsd@pcsb.org.

     

    NOTE: VIRTUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - April 28, 2020, at 5 p.m.

    As a result of the public health emergency that exists due to the COVID-19 VIRUS, and upon the authority granted by Executive Orders issued by Governor Ron DeSantis, including Executive Order 20-69, the School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, hereby gives notice that it will conduct a virtual public meeting using telephonic technology on April 28, 2020, at 5 p.m. The public can attend this virtual meeting by listening to the meeting live by calling one of the following phone numbers:  1-929-205-6099 or 1-888-788-0099 (toll-free) and entering meeting ID Number 901 846 403, or visiting www.pcsb.org/boardvideo.  For those without internet or phone access, you may come to the following access point where a telephone speaker will be housed allowing anyone to listen to the meeting:  301 Fourth Street Southwest, Largo, Florida.  The public may submit comments to the School Board by: (1) sending them in writing to the following email address:  publiccomment@pcsb.org, or (2) calling 727-588-6122 and orally providing the comments, which will be transcribed.  All comments submitted prior to the start of the meeting will be sent to all School Board Members and the Superintendent prior to the meeting.  For all comments submitted after the start of the meeting, but prior to the consideration of the relevant portion of the agenda, district staff will strive to immediately send them to the School Board Members and the Superintendent.  All public comments timely received will be appended to the meeting minutes.   Any person interested in additional information may contact Ms. Debra Stotts at 727-588-6122 or stottsd@pcsb.org.

     

    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 workshop meetings. All regular meetings are held in the conference hall of the Administration Building at 301 4th Street SW in Largo, FL, except for the following meeting:

    • February 25, 2020 – Lakewood High School, 1400 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg

     

    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 workshop meetings to discuss various business items; no action occurs at workshop meetings. The board workshops are generally conducted in the cabinet conference room of the Administration Building. 

    Minutes are published on BoardDocs within approximately one week following each board meeting or workshop. The board workshops are generally conducted in the Cabinet Conference Room of the Administration Building.

     

     

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.

    General Business

    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.

School Board Policy Manual

Agenda

  • The School Board meeting agenda for each regular Board meeting is posted on the district website one week prior to the meeting.

     

    Agenda - Current and Archives

Meetings on Television

  • Each School Board Meeting is rebroadcast in the Tampa Bay area on WPDS-TV Ch. 14 Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at midnight and Saturday at 8 a.m. for two weeks following the meeting date. WPDS-TV is also located on cable: Bright House channel 635, WOW channel 2 and Frontier channel 46.

Meetings on the Web

  • Pinellas County Schools also provides the following services: webstreaming, video archiving, and archives for agendas and minutes.
    Agendas and Archives

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