School Board Governance and Operations
School Board Meetings
The Board of Education reserves the right to hold executive sessions for the members of the Board of Education and the persons invited to be present. Discussion of pertinent topics may be held at such sessions but no official action may be taken unless permitted by law.
The Board of Education will go into executive session on a majority vote of the Board, taken at an open meeting. The motion should specify the subject or subjects to be discussed. Such session may be held for the reasons set forth by law. The following are the subjects that may be discussed in an executive session:
- matters which will imperil the public safety if disclosed;
- any matter which may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agency or
- information relating to current or future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense which would imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed;
- discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation;
- collective negotiations pursuant to Article l4 of the Civil Service Law (the Taylor Law);
- the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or
corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion,
demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or
- the preparation, grading or administration of examinations; and
- the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property or the proposed
acquisition of securities, or sale or exchange of securities held by such public
body, but only when publicity would substantially affect the value thereof.
Minutes should be taken on any action taken that is permitted by law. Matters discussed in executive sessions must be treated as confidential.
Update Presentation: 2/1/95
First Vote: 2/l5/95
Second Vote: 3/1/95