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211 Open Meetings


Series 200


Policy Title:  Open Meetings                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code No.  211


A gathering of a majority of board members in which deliberation of an issue within the jurisdiction of the Board takes place is a board meeting.  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 meeting unless a closed session is authorized by law or the meeting is exempt from the open meetings law.


Approved:  December 10, 2002

Reviewed:  August 10, 2015


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