Our opinion: Virtual school board meetings should be here for good

Canby City Council's Jan. 20 meeting. The pandemic forced elected groups, including school boards, to hold virtual meetings via video conference calls, allowing more people to testify from afar and reducing car trips to meetings. This change should become the norm moving forward. File

This summer, the Portland Tribune ran a series of articles called COVID Silver Linings: Things that had gotten better during the pandemic crisis, such as more outdoor dining and less air pollution.

During the pandemic, one thing that changed was the rise of public school board meetings held virtually via video conference call.