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COVID-19 NOTICE:

In consideration of the current health, safety, and wellness concerns for our community and in accordance with the various emergency executive and administrative orders entered by Federal, State, and Local Governmental entities, in order to continue to perform essential functions in a manner consistent with law and board policy and to continue to provide governmental transparency as well as reasonable opportunities for the public to access and participate in the decision making process, the School Board will modify the public participation process at its rule development workshops and regular meetings during this time of emergency as set forth in the "Notices" found on this page. This includes the opportunity for public comment to be provided to the School Board in the following ways: (1) in person, (2) via email (by sending an email to [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. prior to the regularly scheduled meeting), or (3) telephonically (by calling (407) 250-6270 at the specified times in each meeting's protocol set forth in each meeting "Notice" found on this page).

Meeting Facts

WHEN: School board meetings usually are held twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. All meetings are held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center, 445 W. Amelia St., in downtown Orlando.

WHERE: All meetings are held in the School Board Meeting Room on the 1st floor of the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center, 445 West Amelia Street, in downtown Orlando.

CANNOT ATTEND? Watch live (or replay) on School Board YouTube Channel.

WHO CAN ATTEND: In accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law, all meetings are open to the public, except those dealing with collective bargaining.

In addition to regular meetings, the board holds work sessions as needed to study and discuss specific issues. Work sessions are open to the public, but the public may not participate in discussions. No formal action is taken at work sessions.

The board also may schedule public hearings as needed to discuss specific issues. Public hearings give community members the opportunity to participate in the discussion of issues before formal action is taken at a board meeting.

WHO CAN SPEAK: If you wish to speak to the board about an action item on the agenda, you must submit a request form during the meeting. Forms are available at the board table in the School Board Meeting Room.

Members of the public can address the School Board on non-agenda topics during its Public Comment Period which is held at the beginning of any regularly scheduled school board meeting. If you wish to address the board, sign up is available in the board room with the School Board Clerk prior to the meeting. Speakers are allowed three (3) minutes to address the board.

SPEAKER GUIDELINES:

Public comment on matters subject to any quasi-judicial process or any pending litigation should not be presented to the Board. This includes any issues related to pending investigations or employee or student discipline matters.

  • Any public comments on the collective bargaining process or other workplace labor concerns are not permitted. There is a collective bargaining process and system in which bargained issues and labor complaints may be brought to the table between the parties.

  • If you seek to comment on matters which are on the school board meeting agenda you will be required to wait until that agenda item is before the board.

  • Prospective or current vendors are not permitted to comment during the bidding black-out period.

QUESTIONS: call 407-317-3236.


School Board meeting notices are published in The Orlando Sentinel at least seven days before a regularly scheduled meeting or work session; at least 21 days before a public hearing; and 48 hours before an emergency meeting.


ARCHIVES: A video archive of past meetings is available on the School Board YouTube channel. (NOTE: Work Sessions are audio recorded but not video recorded). Audio recordings are also stored on the Board You Tube channel. or may be acquired by a written records request mailed to OCPS, Records Department, Building 500, 6501 Magic Way, Orlando, FL 32809 or via email [email protected]

All regularly scheduled OCPS board meetings are broadcast live on Vision TV, an Orange County Government TV channel available on Spectrum channel 492, Comcast channel 98 and digital antenna channel 10.3. Regular School Board Meetings, Work Sessions and Rule Development Workshops are also streamed live and archived on the OCPS YouTube channel (YouTube.com/OCPSboardmeetings). School Board Meetings are shown and recorded in their entirety with the exception of student discipline, employee matters and the pre-agenda public comment period.

"Current" minutes are the ones most recently approved by the school board. The current minutes can be found here.

Notices

Details for individual meetings below. For agendas, select BoardDocs on left side of this page.

Pre-Agenda and School Board Meeting Protocol - Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 4:00 PM

Rule Development Workshop Protocol - Thursday, June 17, 2021, 1:00 PM

Work Session Protocol - Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 10:00 AM

Pre-Agenda Protocol and Public Hearing & School Board Meeting Protocol - Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 4:00 PM

Work Session Protocol - Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 1:00 PM