Greenville County Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of Greenville County Schools is an elected body. Their mission is to ensure excellence in the governance of a quality educational program by analyzing needs, establishing policies, allocating resources, and monitoring progress.
Our Board is a member of the South Carolina School Boards Association and 100% of our members have completed the state’s orientation program.
Meeting Schedule and Minutes
Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are held the fourth Tuesday of each month, except July, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Office (301 E. Camperdown Way | Directions). The Board, as a Committee of the Whole, meets to review issues the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 9:00 a.m. Special meetings are scheduled as needed.
Paperless Board Saves Time, Money
School Board meeting agendas, attachments, and minutes can be accessed from the Greenville County Schools website. Paper copies will no longer be provided. The move to a web-based system has saved money by alleviating the enormous task of assembling, printing, distributing and revising agenda items and policies. In addition, the media and the public have easier access and are able to "search" for minutes and other information.
Board of Trustees Now Using 'BoardDocs'
The Greenville Schools Board of Trustees is using BoardDocs, a web based delivery of Board documents. With BoardDocs we not only have the ability to process agenda items, supporting documents, policies and procedures, but also determine who has access to each document - such as board members and staff, or the general public.
BoardDocs has been developed for school boards, local governments, private and public boards to help alleviate the enormous task of assembling, printing, distributing and revising agenda items and policies.
School Board Policy
Please use the following link to access School Board Policies found at the Boarddocs website: School Board Policy Manual
Prior to beginning the conduct of any business on its agenda for regularly scheduled monthly meetings, up to one hour will be set aside during which persons may speak to the Board
Persons wishing to speak must register in person prior to the board meeting. Registration will be from 6:15 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. on the night of the board meeting. Each person shall register with his name, address, and topic to present. The chairman will recognize those registered in the order in which they registered. The administration will provide for an expeditious and orderly registration procedure.
Persons who want to appear before the Committee of the Whole will have an opportunity to register to do so on the day of the meeting between 8:30 and 8:50. The allocated time for all speakers will NOT exceed one hour. A person who has spoken at one meeting and requests to speak on the same topic again at a later meeting will be placed at the bottom of the list of speakers.
General Rules for Board and Committee Appearances
- Persons not registering to appear under the procedures set forth herein will be allowed to participate only with the unanimous consent of the members present and only when their presentation pertains to an item under discussion.
- Speakers may not ask questions of individual board members and board members may not engage the speakers in discussion.
- Abusive language or personal attacks aimed at students or district staff members will not be permitted. The chairman will rule either out of order and may require the speaker to relinquish the floor as a result of engaging in either.
- No speaker may engage in disorderly or disruptive conduct nor direct any scurrilous, obscene, or recklessly defamatory language at any Board member. The chairman will rule such conduct out of order and may require the speaker to relinquish the floor as a result of engaging in it.
- Action or discussion generated as a result of a speaker will be handled at the appropriate time on the agenda, at a later meeting, or at the chairman's direction.
- The superintendent will designate an administrator to follow up on matters that speakers raise in their presentations. The designee will ensure that an appropriate response is provided to each speaker, and the superintendent will supply monthly to each Board member a report of any follow-up activity.
- No presentation by a speaker will exceed three minutes.
(Complete guidelines are outlined in Policy KCA.)