Q&A: School board meeting via phone

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From the Vevay Reveille-Enterprise:

Q: Is a school board member’s participation limited if he participates in the meeting by telephone rather than in person? 

A: A member of the governing body of a public agency can participate in a meeting via telephone under IC 5-14-1.5-3(d) with some restrictions.

The telephone participant cannot be counted toward the quorum to hold the meeting and cannot cast a vote in a final action, unless the agency has statutory authority that allows for it.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.

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