Freedom of information training video available

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new training video is available to help Virginia's more than 4,000 public board and commission members understand the state's Freedom of Information Act.

The eight-minute video was put together by the State Council of Higher Education, the Attorney General's Office and the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council.

The council's Maria Everett says professionals in the private sector aren't always familiar with laws about open meetings and open records when they become public servants. The video gives those board members basic information about the law and explains where to go for additional guidance.

A link to the video is available from the SCHEV website at www.schev.edu .

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