Mark Sommaruga Presents on FOIA and Remote Hearing Provisions at 2022 CABE/CAPSS Convention
Pullman & Comley Attorney Mark J. Sommaruga, author of the Fifth Edition of Understanding Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will take part in a workshop and panel discussion on the FOIA and new remote meeting provisions at the annual Connecticut Association of Boards of Education/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CABE/CAPSS) Convention on November 18.
The FOIA contains open meetings and public records requirements (along with numerous exceptions) that unfortunately are often misconstrued. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic led to modifications of the FOIA, especially with respect to meetings. This workshop should serve to provide further/updated guidance to board of education members and school administrators seeking to navigate the FOIA. Special attention will be paid to modified "remote" and "hybrid" meetings requirements.
For more information, visit the CABE/CAPSS Convention website.