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211 Open Meetings

Code No. 211


A board meeting is a gathering of a majority of board members in which deliberation of an issue within the jurisdiction of the board takes place. A gathering for the purpose of social or ministerial action will not constitute a board meeting unless a discussion of policy takes place. Meetings of the board will be conducted in an open session 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 (2013).
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

Approved: 07-09-08

Reviewed: 04-27-22

Revised: 08-13-08