Zoom limitations have denied community members access to public school meetings

By: | July 30, 2020

A Taft High School teacher and several other Chicago Public Schools community members were denied access to public meetings this month because of Zoom limitations. But Illinois state law says an interested member of the public should be allowed in.

A recent amendment to the Illinois Open Meetings Act said if the meeting cannot happen in person, the public body must “allow any interested member of the public access” to hear the discussion, testimony, and votes, “such by offering a telephone number or a web-based link.”

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