“Reopening” Board Meetings
As counties throughout the state are moving into less restrictive status on California’s color-coded Blueprint for a Safer Economy, COVID-19 case rates decline, and more and more districts are bringing students back on campus for in-person instruction, school boards are similarly returning to in-person meetings. This is raising new questions about requirements for such meetings and what options should be made available for public participation.
During this BETA Brown Bag, DWK attorneys William Tunick and Bill Schuetz (himself a board member) will discuss how board meetings and public participation at meetings has changed since March 2020 and explore some of the issues that have arisen as boards transition back to in-person public board meetings. The discussion will look at some of the ways boards are “reopening” and highlight best practices and pitfalls. As with all BETA Brown Bags, the last 15 minutes of the session will be an opportunity for attendees to ask and discuss any other governance-related questions they are current addressing.