GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC INPUT AT SCHOOL CLOSURE HEARINGS
DATES OF HEARINGS: February 14 and February 25, 2013
LOCATION: Sams Auditorium, 205 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville, GA 30214
TIME: 7:00 P.M.
The Fayette County Board of Education is committed to providing the highest quality of
education possible for the students it serves. It is the intent of the board to act in the best interest
of all students. Parent and community input and involvement in the school system is necessary
to help the board continue to deliver the best education possible to the students of Fayette
As the board of education considers the closures of Tyrone Elementary School, Brooks
Elementary School, Fayette Middle School and Fayetteville Intermediate School, parents and
community members are invited to share their opinions. The hearings are being held to receive
comments concerning the closure of these four schools and not on proposed attendance lines for
other schools. In order to ensure that the meetings are constructive and that everyone who
wishes to give input has an opportunity to do so, the following guidelines will be strictly
- Comments will be limited to the closure of Tyrone Elementary, Brooks Elementary, Fayette
Middle and Fayetteville Intermediate.
- For those wishing to address the board, a sign in sheet will be available in the lobby of Sams
Auditorium between 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. on the hearing dates. A number will be assigned
to each speaker. The sign-in sheet will be promptly removed at 7:00 P.M. and given to the
board. Your allotted time cannot be given to someone else. Only those who signed up to speak
will be able to address the board.
- Speakers will be limited to three minutes at the podium. A signal will be sounded at the end
of three minutes signifying the speaker's allotted time has expired. A time limit is necessary in
order to ensure that everyone who wishes to address the board has the opportunity to do so.
- Neighborhoods should select one representative to speak on behalf of a group that supports the
same idea. There may be multiple representatives from one neighborhood if there are differing
- Negative comments about neighborhoods, students, personnel or schools are not appropriate
and should be withheld.
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