Eau Claire, Wis., Superintendent Ron Heilmann is working on a draft policy that would allow school board member participation in board deliberations via teleconferencing, reports the Leader-Telegram. The board tentatively is scheduled to discuss the draft June 15, but Heilmann said that discussion could be pushed back to a later date. The Eau Claire school district isn't the first in Wisconsin to look at such a policy, said Steve Hintzman, associate executive director for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards. "It is a topic of interest," he said, "and technology has changed to make this possible. We usually suggest if...

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