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Kilgore ISD to consider video conference meetings

Kilgore ISD to consider video conference meetings

POSTED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:33am

UPDATED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:54am

Technology might change how school board meetings are conducted in an East Texas school district.

The Kilgore ISD school board will meet tonight to discuss a new piece of legislation that allows trustees to conduct meetings via video conference call.

Superintendent Cara Cooke said the district’s discussion is strictly informational; however, the recent law opens the door for the video meetings.

“A lot of districts are shying away from it because it brings so many other unknowns, but it is something we will talk about,” Cooke said. “Somebody’s going to be first.”

Cooke said trustees asked for more information about the policy, so she is bringing it to them.

“They want to know what it says, what it looks like so they can have a discussion about it,” Cooke said.

The legal policy states that if a school district does not extend into three or more counties, a meeting can be held via video conference call if a quorum of the board is physically present at one location of the meeting. Kilgore ISD is divided between Gregg and Rusk counties.

Read more from the Longview News-Journal.

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