Speak at a Board of Education meeting

Powel parents Anne Pomerantz and Sonya Brintnall are among dozens of speakers lined up to testify at an SRC neighborhood meeting in West Philadelphia. (Photo: Parents United for Public Education)

Board of Education meetings can be an effective way to communicate directly with the school board. Public meetings are held once a month at 440 N. Broad Street. School board meetings are a public venue and are routinely covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Notebook as well as by radio, including WHYY and KYW1060.

You must register with the School District by calling 215-400-4010 before 4:30 PM on the day before the meeting. You should expect the following when you call:

  • Provide a name, address and telephone number and the subject on which you expect to speak;
  • A reminder that you have about 3 minutes for your testimony;
  • A request for 1 copy of your testimony (not mandatory but advised if you want to give them a copy of your testimony which they usually read while you speak).

You can find Board of Education meeting schedules here:  https://www.philasd.org/schoolboard/action-meetings/upcoming-meeting/