Board Meetings

Board Appearance Guidelines

The Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education regularly holds two public meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month unless otherwise advertised.

Request to Speak at a Board Meeting 

  • Requests must be received by noon on the Monday before the scheduled meeting.
  • The request should be made by completing the online form.  
  • Each speaker must register individually. It is not permissible for multiple names to be included on the same submission.
  • The person who registers must be the person who speaks at the meeting. Speakers cannot deliver remarks on behalf of another individual.
  • Once the request to appear has been approved you will be notified by email. Please keep this email. It is your receipt that your request has been received and approved.

Protocol and Processes for Addressing the Board of Education

  • Please be a few minutes early to check the speaking order on the agenda. Staff members will be present to assist you, if needed.
  • All speakers are limited to two minutes.
  • Your name will be listed in speaking order on the screens in the board room. Please be alert and at the microphone when the previous speaker finishes. Your time begins when the previous speaker finishes.
  • You should begin your comments by stating your name and your school board district number or school assignment for MNPS employees for the record.
  • Avoid repeating points made by other speakers. Board members appreciate any new information you can present.
  • During your comments please be mindful to not disclose any information that could jeopardize the privacy rights of any students, faculty, or staff members.
  • You may not distribute materials, printed or otherwise, directly to board members during the meeting. If you would like to distribute materials, please bring 20 printed copies to the meeting. Staff will distribute the material as deemed appropriate by the chair.
  • You are not required to speak for the full time.
  • If you would like to contact board members outside of the board meeting, contact information is located on the main Board of Education page.


  • If any accommodations are needed for individuals with disabilities who wish to be present at Board meetings, please request the accommodation through hubNashville or by calling (615) 862-5000.
  • Requests should be made as soon as possible, but 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting is recommended.


If you have additional questions, please contact the Board Administrator or call 615-259-8487


Sign-Up to Speak

Please submit the sign-up form to speak at a Board of Education Meeting.