211 - Open Meetings

A gathering of a majority of board members in person or electronically in which deliberation of an issue within the scope of the board's policy making duties takes place is a board meeting.  A gathering for the purpose of social or ministerial action will not constitute a board meeting when there is no discussion of policy or no intent to avoid the purpose of the open meetings law.  Meetings of the board will be conducted in an open meeting unless a closed session is authorized by law or the meeting is exempt from the open meetings law.



Legal Reference:  Iowa Code §§ 21, 279.1-.2.
                                    1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 162.
                                    1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 167.

Cross Reference:  208      Ad Hoc Committees
                                    210      Board of Directors' Meetings
                                    210.8   Board Meeting Agenda
                                    212      Closed Sessions

Initially Approved 03-08-1999                              
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