This from KDE:
The Open Meetings Act (OMA) (KRS 61.826) provides for video teleconferencing of a meeting as follows:
61.826 Video teleconferencing of meetings.(1) A public agency may conduct any meeting, other than a closed session, through video teleconference.In addition, the notice of a video teleconference shall:
(2) Notice of a video teleconference shall comply with the requirements of KRS 61.820 or 61.823 as appropriate.(a) Clearly state that the meeting will be a video teleconference; and
(b) Precisely identify the video teleconference locations as well as which, if any, location is primary.
(3) The same procedures with regard to participation, distribution of materials, and other matters shall apply in all video teleconference locations.
(4) Any interruption in the video or audio broadcast of a video teleconference at any location shall result in the suspension of the video teleconference until the broadcast is restored.
According to KDE spokeswoman Nancy Rodriguez,
"The Kentucky Department of Education’s position is that if provisions of the Open Meetings Act (OMA) (KRS 61.826) for "video conferencing" are met a school board member may participate fully in a meeting, including exercising voting rights. Those provisions include the issuance of a meeting advertisement that (1) notes the meeting will be conducted via video conference and (2) indicates the remote video conference locations that would give the public the option of attending at that location and the primary location.
It is KDE’s understanding that Fayette County public school officials have sought and received legal advice from their counsel on this matter and that they have been advised they do meet the statutory requirements of KRS 61.826.
The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is the final arbiter on Open Meetings Law, and you may want to consult with that office for further information.