Bylaw - 0165 Notice of Board Meetings

Last Revised on September 23, 2013

The Board will give notice of regular, special, and emergency Board meetings to Board members, news media, and the general public in compliance with Indiana law on the organization and operation of the governing body of a school corporation and the Open Door Law.

As used in this bylaw, "legal holiday" means a day listed in I. C. 1-1-9-1.

Notice of any meeting of the Board shall also contain the following statement:

"The Board's meeting site is fully accessible to all persons. Any person requiring further accommodation should contact the Superintendent with the School Corporation's administrative office at 317-844-9961."

As used in this bylaw, "regular meeting" means a meeting of the Board held in compliance with a schedule of meetings approved by the Board at its annual organizational meeting. These meetings may be categorized as a workshop meeting or a business meeting.  Notice need not be given to a Board member for holding or taking any action at a regular meeting.

Public notice of regular Board meetings will be given only once a year by posting a copy of the notice at the administrative offices of the School Corporation and delivering notice to all news media which submit an annual written request for such notice for the next calendar year to the Board on or before December 31 of the preceding calendar year.

In addition to notice of regular meetings to the news media, the Board shall give public notice to persons who give the Board a written request for notice of meetings not later than December 31 of the preceding calendar year. The Board shall give this notice by e-mail or by publishing notice of regular meetings on the Board's Internet website at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the meeting excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

Changes in the Date, Time, or Place of a Regular Meeting and Notice Required; Notice of Executive Sessions and Reconvened Meetings

Additional notice of a regular meeting shall be given by the Board if the date, time, or place of a regular meeting is changed. Notice to the public of a change in the date, time, or place of a regular Board meeting, executive session, or any rescheduled or reconvened meeting shall be given at least forty-eight (48) hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) before the meeting is to convene by posting a copy of the notice at the administrative offices of the School Corporation and delivering notice to all news media which submit an annual written request for such notice for the next calendar year to the Board on or before December 31st of the preceding calendar year. With the exception of executive sessions, this requirement does not apply to reconvened meetings where announcement of the date, time, and place of the reconvened meeting is made at the original meeting and recorded in the memoranda and minutes of the meeting if there is no change in the agenda.

Notice to the news media under this section shall be given by depositing the notice in the United States mail with first class postage prepaid, transmitting the notice by e-mail, or transmitting the notice by facsimile (fax).

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