The School Committee meetings operate under rules which were
adopted to improve information to the public, make it easier for
parents, guardians and the public to both follow and comment on issues
before the Committee, and make meetings more accessible to the public.
PUBLIC COMMENT BEFORE THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Public Comment is the first item of business on the Agenda. During
this period, the public may comment on any item which is on the School
Committee's Agenda for that meeting. Copies of the Agenda are available
for the public to review on Thursday evening before each meeting at the
School Committee Office (459 Broadway), the City Clerk's Office at City
Hall, the main branch of the Cambridge Public Library and on the School
Citizens who wish to speak to the Committee on Agenda items may sign
up to speak by signing up before the meeting beginning at 5:45PM.
Alternatively, an individual may email, fax or mail written comments to
the attention of the Executive Secretary to the School Committee for
inclusion in the record in lieu of appearing to speak during the public
comment period. Individuals who wish to speak on the Educational
Presentation may comment at this time.
Please note that, except in the case of an emergency, comments will
not be heard on matters that are not on the Agenda. Those members of the
public wishing to speak on issues that are not on the Agenda should
contact Patricia A. Berry, Executive Secretary to the School Committee,
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, with a written request. A date and
time can then be assigned for such requests.