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210.4 Work Sessions

Code No. 210.4

WORK SESSIONS

The board, as a decision-making body, is confronted with a continuing flow of problems, issues, and needs which require action. While the board is determined to expedite its business, it is also mindful of the importance of planning, brainstorming, and thoughtful discussion without action. Therefore, the board may schedule work sessions and retreats in order to provide its members and the administration with such opportunities. The board has the authority to hire an outside facilitator to assist it in work sessions.

Topics for discussion and study will be announced publicly, and work sessions and retreats will be conducted in open session. No board action will take place at the work session.

NOTE: Work sessions are considered open board meetings for which all of the requirements of the open meetings law apply including the requirement that board minutes be published.

Legal Reference:     
Iowa Code §§ 21; 279.8 (2013).
1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 162.
1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 167.
976 Op. Att'y Gen. 384, 514, 765.
1972 Op. Att'y Gen. 158.
1970 Op. Att'y Gen. 287.

Cross Reference:     
210     Board of Directors' Meetings
211     Open Meetings

Approved: 07-09-08

Reviewed: 4-23-14

Revised: 08-13-08