In the sections below you’ll find information about the PWC School Board.
To find the School Board Reports, click on link to the SCHOOL BOARD REPORT in the banner on the left hand side of the page or here.
To find candidate statements and responses to questionnaires from candidates for the PWC School Board, click on link to ELECTIONS in the banner on the left hand side of the page or here.
School Board Member Contact Information
Click here for a pdf of the email and phone numbers of all school board members listed below. Be advised that messages sent to their pwcs e-mail accounts may not be confidential, even those marked confidential.
To send a note to the entire school board, copy and past this in the addressee line: MJOHNS@pwcs.edu;BCOVINGTON@pwcs.edu;MOTAIGBE@pwcs.edu;G TRENUM@pwcs.edu;LBELL@pwcs.edu;firstname.lastname@example.org;ljessie@p wcs.edu;SKEEN@pwcs.edu
Individual school board members and their contact information are listed below.
Chairman Milt Johns
- Phone 571-722-3271 -email MJOHNS@pwcs.edu
Neabsco Representative Lisa Bell – Phone 571-274-3045
- email LBELL@pwcs.edu
Potomac Representative Betty Covington – Phone 703-221-0883
- email BCOVINGTON@pwcs.edu
Occoquan Representative Lillie Jessie – Phone 571-659-1636
- email email@example.com
Woodbridge Representative Loree Williams – Phone 571-242-8259
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coles Representative Dr Michael Otaigbe – Phone 571-722-3357
- email MOTAIGBE@pwcs.edu
Gainesville Representative Alyson Satterwhite – Phone 571-268-1733
- email email@example.com
Brentsville Representative Gil Trenum – Phone 571-722-8874
- email GTRENUM@pwcs.edu
Addressing the School Board
Any citizen of the county is invited to address the school board on issues of interest to them. You must state your name and address for the record and have 3 minutes to speak. The 3 minute limit is strictly enforced. Standards of decorum do apply and anything that is considered an attack on a school division official, school board member, or other elected official will result in you being reprimanded. Citizens will be asked to step down if they discuss anything related to student discipline or a legal matter before the school division.
To speak at the meeting you need to contact the clerk by noon the day of the meeting or sign up at the door by 6:30 PM. You’ll need to tell the clerk what you want to talk about and give her your name, address, and phone number. Her contact information is:
Phone Number: (703) 791-8709
Directions to School Board Meetings
School board meetings are held at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center located at 14715 Bristow Road in Manassas. From the PW Parkway (Rt 234) turn onto INDEPENDENT HILL RD and follow for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto BRISTOW RD (VA-619) and follow for 0.6 miles. End at 14715 Bristow Rd Manassas, VA 20112-3945.
Closed versus Open Session
Closed versus Open Session
The school board is an elected public body. As such, the public has a right to know what discussions or deliberations our elected officials have. However, sometimes elected officials discuss matters that much be confidential, like deliberations about disciplinary action taken against an individual student, faculty member, or staff member. Because of that, before each school board meeting and at various times throughout the year, the school board will meet in a private session called closed session. There are laws that govern what can and cannot be discussed by school board members in these closed sessions. At the beginning of each school board meeting, school board members certify, by public vote, that nothing was discussed during closed session that should not have been.
For information about what can and can not be discussed in Closed Session, please see this.