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Open Meetings Act - Remote Participation in Board Meetings

Learn about teleconference or videoconference options when conducting board meetings under the Texas Open Meetings Act (OMA).

The Texas Open Meetings Act (OMA), Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, places strict limits on when remote participation in board meetings is allowed in order to preserve the open nature of public meetings. This article answers common questions about when teleconferencing and videoconferencing is allowed, meeting notice requirements and technical guidelines for videoconference calls for school board meetings.