POLICY MANUAL

Regular School Board Meetings - Policy BDA

The School Board transacts all business at official School Board meetings. The School Board does not vote by secret or written ballot. However, nothing prohibits separately contacting the membership, or any part thereof, of the School Board for the purpose of ascertaining a member’s position with respect to the transaction of public business, whether such contact is done in person, by telephone or by electronic communication, provided the contact is done on a basis that does not constitute a meeting under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

All meetings of the School Board are open to the public, except as otherwise permitted by law.

No meeting is conducted through telephonic, video, electronic or other communication means where the members are not physically assembled to discuss or transact public business, except as provided in Policy BDD Electronic Participation in Meetings from Remote Locations.

The School Board gives notice of its meetings in accordance with Policy BDDA Notification of School Board Meetings.

At least one copy of all agenda packets and, unless exempt, all materials furnished to the members of the School Board for a meeting are made available for public inspection at the same time such documents are furnished to the members of the School Board.

Any person may photograph, film, record or otherwise reproduce any portion of an open meeting. The School Board may adopt rules governing the placement and use of equipment necessary for broadcasting, photographing, filming or recording a meeting to prevent interference with the proceedings, but does not prohibit or otherwise prevent any person from photographing, filming, recording, or otherwise reproducing any portion of an open meeting. The School Board does not conduct any open meeting in any building or facility where such recording devices are prohibited.

Minutes of all regular School Board meetings are recorded in accordance with Policy BDDG Minutes.

Adopted by School Board: June 4, 2013
Revised by School Board: April 28, 2015

Legal Refs.:

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 2.2-3707, 2.2-3710, 22.1‑72 and 22.1-74.

Cross Ref.:

KC Community Involvement in Decision Making

BCA Board Organizational Meetings

BDD Electronic Participation in Meetings from Remote Locations

BDDA Notification of School Board Meetings

BDDG Minutes

 

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