CIVICS 101

QUICK START

Here are a few quick tips and tools to get started with School Committee meetings and other public meetings subject to the Open Meetings Act (OMA).

AGENDAS
& MINUTES

All Rhode Island public meetings subject to OMA must have an agenda posted on the Secretary of State website no later than 48hrs prior to the meeting start time. The agenda may also be posted on the individual public body's website or other locations, but it is always mandatory on sos.ri.gov.

1) Go to https://opengov.sos.ri.gov/OpenMeetings

2) Begin typing the name of the public body, e.g. Barrington School Committee, then make a selection from the option in the drop down.

3) Click the SEARCH button.

4) Scroll down to find Upcoming, Past and Cancelled meetings and meeting Minutes.

5) Click on the date/time of the meeting item you want to view. A pop-up window will appear, where you can click the agenda or minutes you want view/print.