School Board General Information

    The School Board of the City of Manassas is comprised of seven members who are elected by the citizens of the City of Manassas.  Elections for the Manassas City School Board are held on the first Tuesday in November in even-numbered years.  The seven members are elected at large, rather than by districts, meaning that all voters of the city may vote for every seat. Members hold staggered four-year terms, meaning that every two years there is an election to fill either three or four seats. Terms begin on January 1, after the November election.

    School Board Meetings

    The School Board of the City of Manassas normally meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the City Hall Council Chambers, 9027 Center Street. School Board meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 18 as well as Verizon FIOS 39 from City Hall. The meeting can also be streamed live at

    Please visit the School Board Meeting Videos page for ways to watch the meetings online. 

    Meetings are open to the public. You may access School Board meeting agendas, back up materials, and minutes using BoardDocs. For more information, please contact Alba Garza, clerk of the board, by email at or call 571-377-6008.

    School Board Policies

    The policies developed by the school board for the operation of the school division cover instruction, administration, personnel, students and other areas. Copies of the school board’s policies and regulations are available on BoardDocs.

    School Board Communication

    The School Board of the City of Manassas is dedicated to open, honest two-way communication with its constituents.

    • Citizen’s Comments

      Staff and citizens have an opportunity to address the school board during the designated citizen’s comments time at board meetings. Those who desire to make comments may contact the Clerk of the Board prior to the meeting or indicate their desire to speak while in attendance at the board meeting. Each person is to provide their name and City of Manassas address and is allotted three “timed” minutes to make comments.
    • Board Member Comments

      School board members also communicate with the public during the “Board Member Comment” segment of each school board meeting. During this time, audience members hear updates regarding board member participation at various school and/or civic events.

    If you would like to send correspondence to the board, it is helpful if you include the following in your correspondence so that your concerns can be more effectively addressed:

    • Include your name
    • Identify the school/location the issue is related to
    • Identify the issue/concern/idea itself
    • Please describe your concerns in 250 words or less


    School Board Operating Protocols

    Send an email to ALL Board Members
    Alba Garza, Clerk of the School Board, 571-377-6008,
    Andy Hawkins, Deputy Clerk of the School Board, 571-377-6035,
    Mailing address: P.O. Box 520, Manassas, VA  20108