Bylaw - 0167.2 Executive Session

Last Revised on April 22, 2013

The Board may meet in an executive session, one closed to the public, (except the Board may admit those persons determined to be necessary to carry out the purpose of the executive session) after giving proper notice, for the following purposes:

A.      where authorized by Federal or State statute

B.      for discussion of strategy with respect to any of the following:

1.       Collective bargaining.

2.       Initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

3.       The implementation of security systems.

4.        The purchase or lease of real property by the governing body up to the time a contract or option to purchase or lease is executed by the parties.

5.       School consolidation.

However, all such strategy discussions must be necessary for competitive or bargaining reasons and may not include competitive or bargaining adversaries.

C.      for discussion of the assessment, design, and/or implementation of school safety and security measures, plans, and systems

D.      interviews with prospective employees

E.      with respect to any individual over whom the Board has jurisdiction, receive information concerning the individual's alleged misconduct, and to discuss, prior to determination, that individual's status as an employee, student, or independent contractor who is a physician or a school bus driver

F.       discussion of records classified as confidential by Federal or State statute

G.      discussion, before any placement decision, an individual student's abilities, past performance, behavior, and needs

H.      discussion of an employee's job performance evaluation

I.        when considering the appointment of a public official, to develop a list of prospective appointees, to consider applications and make one (1) initial exclusion of prospective appointees from further consideration

J.        training of Board members by an outside consultant on performance of their role as public officials and/or discussion with or between county officials, Board members, and an outside consultant concerning the performance of Board members

In keeping with the confidential nature of executive sessions, no member of the Board shall disclose the content of discussions that take place during such sessions.

I.C. 20-26-4-3 Notice of meetings to Board members

I.C. 5-14-1.5 Open Door Law notice to the public and news media of regular, emergency and special meetings

Revised 4/04

Reviewed 8/16/13