School board meetings are only available virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. They are live-streamed to local cable channels as usual (Spectrum Channel 197, Windstream Channel 13, and MetroNet Channel 2) and also are available through the FCPS Video on Demand service. If watching on the district website, please hover over the Live Streams banner at the top and click the play button to begin the stream on your device.
From Kentucky's attorney general:
KRS 61.826 was amended in 2018 to allow public agencies to conduct any meeting, including a closed meeting, through video teleconference. On March 18, 2020, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron provided guidance on whether they must identify a primary physical location for such meetings per KRS 61.840 during the state of emergency. The opinion, OAG 20-05, finds public agencies are not required to identify a primary physical location for video teleconference meetings given the urgent need for social distancing during the public health crisis. However, while the state of emergency is in effect, agencies are required to identify a website, television station, or other means that the public can access to view the meeting. The opinion notes that public agencies must continue to provide critical services during the emergency declaration and are required to conduct public business in open meetings and permit news media coverage of all meetings. However, providing a physical location for such meetings is not feasible given public health recommendations and guidelines for COVID-19.