Does your school district have an enrollment of 10,000 students or more? If so, you need to study up on HB 283. This new law requires districts with 10,000 or more students to video and audio record “each regularly scheduled open meeting that is not a work session or a special called meeting.” The recording must be “of reasonable quality” and posted on the Internet within seven days after the meeting.
The new law says that schools are not required to create a new Internet site for this. You can use your existing site, or any “publicly accessible video-sharing or social networking site.” Put it on Facebook, and see how many “likes” you get! But however you do it, the archived recording, or the link to it must be available in a “conspicuous manner.” Don’t bury it in the fine print.
You have some time to prepare for this, as the law does not apply until January 1, 2016. But it’s probably wise to get with the tech people in the district to prepare for this.
DAWG BONE: OH BOY. MORE SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS TO WATCH ON MY COMPUTER.