Natomas Unified Votes to Live Stream Meetings

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The Natomas Unified School District on Wednesday voted unanimously to begin live streaming all regular board of trustees meetings online for the public.

California’s public meeting law, the Brown Act, requires all government meetings be open to the public and that members of the public must have ways to participate in these meetings. The Natomas school board meetings fall under this law.

Natomas Unified has posted recorded videos of board meetings since July 2016 and has discussed live streaming for many years in various forms.

With this week’s vote, the Natomas district joins several other local school districts such as Sacramento City Unified and Washington Unified in live streaming meetings. The goal: to make public participation and awareness more accessible for families.

“I’m pleased the Board voted unanimously to make district governance more accessible to our community,” said Natomas trustee Jag Bains, who promised to convince the district to live stream meetings during his campaign for school board last year. “Busy parents should be assured that we’re doing our best to keep them informed of the decisions that impact their children. It’s about time we got it done.”

Natomas Unified School District board meeting agendas and attachments can be found here. Board meeting videos can be found here.

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