UNDERSTANDING CONNECTICUT’S FOIA: Electronic participation by board members at meetings: When and how it can be “legal”? – JD Supra

01/11/19 – By Pullman & Comley

A common problem for boards of education is getting enough members in attendance at a board meeting in order to have a quorum (usually, a majority of the board).  There may be times when a board member wishes to participate in the board’s business (and vote) at a particular meeting, but the member may be out of town or otherwise unable to attend.  Allowing a board member to participate by electronic means may be essential for having a quorum and being able to carry out “board business”.  Generally, such electronic participation would be by way of the old fashioned telephone, but could also be via “Skype” and other similar modern implements. (Read More)

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