Because of HB 283 passed in the last state legislative session, Texas school districts with 10,000 or more students are required to record regularly scheduled meetings and make the video available online within seven days after the meeting took place, said Scott Monroe, LISD executive director of technology.
HB 283 takes effect Jan. 1, 2016, and also requires the district to archive the meeting videos for no less than two years. Videos of board workshops and retreats are not required to be recorded, Monroe said.
Monroe presented technology options for trustees to consider at a Nov. 5 board workshop. Live-streaming board meetings is not required but would likely not be an additional cost, he said.
Board President Will Streit said he would prefer the board not choose an option that did not allow them to add live-streaming video. Trustees Don Hisle and Aaron Johnson said they would be in favor of live-streaming the meetings.
The trustees did not vote on a decision during the board workshop, but the board could discuss further options during its Nov. 19 meeting.