2013 Area Board Meetings
|Regular Board meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. (*An exception occurs in February of 2013 when the meeting will be held the fourth Thursday.) Meetings are held in the Board Room at the Instructional Support Center, located at 437 Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee. The schedule of 2013 meetings is as follows:|
Citizens are encouraged to attend so that they can become better acquainted with the operation and programs of the school system.
|Procedures for Addressing the Board|
The agenda is prepared in advance of each meeting. Anyone wishing to speak before the Board must inform the Superintendent's Office in writing by noon on the Monday immediately prior to the Board meeting. To submit a request to address the Board, use the following link:
Requests also may be submitted to the attention of the Superintendent's Office at 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW, Suwanee, GA, 30024-2978; by fax to 678-301-6030; or by e-mail to MySchoolBoard@gwinnett.k12.ga.us. Individuals requesting to speak to the Board will be notified by the Coordinator of Board Services that the request has been received. The speaker's information form will be forwarded to individuals who submit a request to speak by means other than the link provided above. Once a citizen has notified the Superintendent's Office of his or her intent to speak (by noon on Monday prior to the Board meeting), he or she has until 5 p.m. on that day to submit the completed request form.
Additionally, prior to each monthly Board meeting, a public forum is held from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. for individuals who have not signed up to be on the agenda but who wish to address the Board. A sign-up sheet is available in the lobby that night for individuals wishing to sign up for the public forum.
Beginning in March 2013, the Gwinnett County Board of Education will go on the road, as it does each year, meeting once in each Board member's district. The meetings are a time for the School Board to share information with the public. They also are an opportunity to hear CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks' annual address on the state of the school district, focusing on the district's strategic direction, recent successes and new initiatives, and current budget challenges.
The 2013 Area Board Meetings are organized by the schools in each Board member's electoral district. The physical location of the school determines which Area Board Meeting the school is designated to attend. Citizens may attend any one of the five meetings, however. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the host school's theater, with refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.