BDC - Executive Sessions
Re-adopted: 10/11/95, 8/13/97, 10/12/2016; 6/8/22
The Board may meet in executive session to discuss subjects allowed by statute but may not take final action except for the expulsion of a student and matters pertaining to or examination of the confidential records of the student.
An executive session may be convened by order of the Board chair, upon request of three Board members or by common consent of the Board for a purpose authorized under Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 192.660 during a regular, special or emergency meeting. The presiding officer will announce the executive session by identifying the authorization under ORS 192.660 for holding such session and by noting the subject of the executive session.
The Board may hold an executive session:
1.To consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. (ORS 192.660(2)(a))
2. To consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent who does not request an open hearing. (ORS 192.660(2)(b))
3. To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations. (ORS 192.660(2)(d))
4. To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions. (ORS 192.660(2)(e))
5. To consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection. (ORS 192.660(2)(f))
6. To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed. (ORS 192.660(2)(h))
7. To review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing.(ORS 192.660)(2)(i))
8. To consider matters relating to school safety or a plan that responds to safety threats made toward a school. (ORS 192.660(2)(k))
9. To review the expulsion of a minor student from a public elementary or secondary school. (ORS 332.061(1)(a)) 10. To discuss matters pertaining to or examination of the confidential medical records of a student, including that student’s educational program. (ORS 332.061(1)(b))
Members of the press may attend executive sessions except those pertaining to:
- Deliberations with persons designated by the Board to carry on labor negotiations;
- Hearings on the expulsion of a minor student or examination of the confidential records of a student; and
- Current litigation or litigation likely to be filed if the member of the news media is a party to the litigation or is an employee, agent or contractor of a news media organization that is a party to the litigation.
If an executive session is held pursuant to ORS 332.061, the following shall not be made public: the name of the minor student; the issue, including the student’s confidential records; the discussion; and each Board member’s vote on the issue.
Minutes shall be kept for all executive sessions.
Content discussed in executive sessions is confidential.
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