Two state laws – the Open Public Meetings Act and the Open Public Records Act – address government-transparency issues ranging from meeting notices and minutes to committees and public comment. But two current bills, S-1451 and S-1452, would change the open meetings and records laws. For instance, the measures would require committees of the board to adhere to provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, meetings would need to be recorded, and board members would be banned from texting during meetings.
On Wednesday, July 11, from 11-11:45 a.m., NJSBA’s online radio program, Conversations on New Jersey Education, will address the implications of the proposed legislation with a school board attorney and as a representative from the American Civil Liberties Union.
About the Program Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s program broadcast over BlogTalkRadio.com, is similar to a live radio talk show, except it is broadcast through the Internet. The shows air live, but are also available to listen to later online, or to download later to iPods or MP3 devices.
Listeners only need a computer with high speed Internet access. To hear the live show or past recorded broadcasts, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/njsba.
Participate in the Program The call-in number to participate in the show is (347) 989-8904. Note that the call-in number is a New York area code; local/long distance charges may apply.
Add a Reminder There are four easy ways to get show reminders: receive individual emails, sync up with your favorite calendar application, download to Outlook, or via SMS to a cell phone. After going to the website for the program, click the “add reminder” button for more information.