Overview of Open Meetings
All meetings of a public body (i.e., school board) must be open to the public.
All decisions of a public body must be made at a meeting open to the public.
All deliberations of a public body constituting a quorum of its members must take place at a meeting open to the public unless a closed meeting exception applies.
Closed meeting exceptions to the open deliberations requirement:
A public body cannot hold a meeting without first giving public notice of the meeting at its principal office.
Minutes must be kept of all meetings, whether open or closed, and regardless of whether the meeting is identified as a regular or special meeting, study session, committee of the whole, or by some other name.
Members of the public have the right to attend all open meetings and to address the board during the meeting according to rules adopted by the board.