To comply with the Brown Act, school boards in California must make their meetings “open” in clearly specified ways - we've outline what they need to know.
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The agenda for a closed meeting includes six features not present in an agenda for an open meeting, and it's vital to know the difference.
Digital board portals have made possible smoother board meetings, remote group editing, tighter protection of confidential materials and easy compliance.
To meet the standards of “substantial compliance,” public boards need software that incorporates five features specified by the new amendment.
The Brown Act asks a lot of California school boards, and technology can help them comply. A good board portal provides support in six notable ways.
Public boards implementing these six best practices can remain in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Meetings Act.