CONTACT: ANAKAREN URENO
AURENO@LBUSD.ORG | 949-497-7700 EXT. 5317
June 4, 2019
Community Input Needed on Board Meeting Access
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - The Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education is seeking community input to determine whether or not there is continued interest in live-streaming Board of Education meetings as well as exploring other potential options to access Board meeting information.
The Board of Education has provided live-stream access to Board meetings on the District website since January 2016. Recently, the District received information that live-streaming did not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it did not provide simultaneous closed-captioning. The District is able to closed-caption recorded meetings at no cost, however, the cost to simultaneously closed-cation each live-streamed meeting is an expense to the District’s general fund.
The existing methods of accessing Board meeting information include:
Attending a Board meeting in person;
Watching or listening to a recording of the Board meeting the following day; and
Receiving a summary of the Board meeting via It’s A Wrap newsletter.
Community input will be gathered using Thoughtexchange, an online discussion platform that allows participants to anonymously share thoughts on the topic and rate thoughts shared by others.
To access the exchange in English, click here.
To access the exchange in Spanish, click here.
The exchange will remain open until Monday, June 17 at 8:00 PM. You can return to the exchange to share or rate thoughts anytime during that period.
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