North Dakota school boards can use telephone and videoconferencing equipment to form a quorum at board meetings, the state's attorney general has ruled.

In response to a query from a member of the Grand Forks school board, state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said in a Jan. 2 letter of opinion that North Dakota's Century Code does not imply that board members have to be physically present to form a quorum, only that they have to be in a position to be able to transact business.

Though the Grand Forks school...

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