A. Start with a public meeting.
B. Have a public recorded vote of 3/5 of members, present and voting.
C. The motion shall state the precise nature of the business of
the executive session. The nature of each matter must be stated if
more than one.
A. Discussion or consideration of employment, appointment, assignment,
duties, compensation, evaluation, resignation, disciplining, promotion,
demotion or dismissal of an individual or group of public officials, appointees
or employees, or the investigation or hearing of charges or complaints against
a person or persons, subject to the following conditions:
1. An executive session may be held only if public discussion
could be reasonably expected to cause damage to the reputation
or the individual’s
right to privacy would be violated;
2. Any person charged or investigated shall be permitted to be
present at an executive session if that person desires;
3. Any person charged or investigated may request in writing that
the investigation or hearing of charges or complaints against him
be conducted in open session. A request, if made, must be honored;
4. Any person bringing charges, complaints or allegations of misconduct against
the individual under discussion shall be permitted to be present.
B. Discussion or consideration by the Board of suspension or expulsion
of a public school student or a student
at a private school, the cost of whose education is paid from
public funds, provided that:
1. The student and legal counsel and, if the student be a minor,
the student’s parents or legal guardians shall be permitted
to be present at an executive session if the student, parents
or guardians so desire.
C. Discussion or consideration of the condition, acquisition or
the use of real or personal property permanently attached to real
property or interests therein or disposition of publicly held property
or economic development only if premature
disclosures of the information would prejudice the competitive or bargaining
position of the Board or school department;
D. Discussion of labor contracts and proposals and meetings between
the Board and its negotiators. The parties must be named before the
Board may go into executive session. Negotiations between the representatives
of a public employer and public employees may be open to the public
if both parties acre to conduct negotiations in open sessions;
E. Consultations between the Board and its attorney concerning
the legal rights and duties of the Board or school department,
pending or contemplated litigation,
settlement offers and matters where the duties of the Board’s counsel
to his/her client clearly conflict with the Freedom of Access Act or
where premature general public knowledge would clearly place the Board or school
department at a substantial disadvantage.
F. Discussions of information contained in records made, maintained
or received by the Board or school department when access by the
general public to those records is prohibited by statute.