Policy Details

9322 Public and Executive Sessions




Public Meetings

All meetings of the Board of Education shall be open to the public with the exception of executive sessions.

Executive Sessions

The public may be excluded from meetings of the Board of Education which are declared to be executive sessions. Executive sessions may be held on a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting at a public meeting for one or more of the following reasons and may not be held for any other reason:

1.Discussion concerning the appointment, employment, performance, evaluation, health or dismissal of a public officer or employee, provided that such individual may require that discussion be held at an open (public) meeting.

2.Strategy and negotiations with respect to pending claims and litigation.

3.Matters concerning security strategy or the deployment of security personnel, or devices affecting public security.

4.Discussion of the selection of a site or the lease, sale or purchase of real estate when publicity regarding such construction would cause a likelihood of increased price until such time as all of the property has been acquired or all proceedings or transactions concerning same have been terminated or abandoned.

5.Discussion of any matter which would result in the disclosure of public records or the information therein described in C.G.S. section 1-210.

The motion to go into executive session shall identify the persons, in addition to the Board, who shall be invited to be in attendance in the executive session. The persons invited into executive session shall be limited to persons needed to present testimony or opinion pertinent to matters before the Board and such persons' attendance shall be limited to the time period for which their presence is necessary.

Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-200 Definitions. (as amended by PA 02-130)
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-206 Denial of access to public records or meetings.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-210 Access to public record.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-225 Meeting of government agencies to be public.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-226 Recording, broadcasting or photographing meetings.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-231 Executive Sessions.

Litchfield Board of Education
Bylaw Adopted: 12/6/1983
Bylaw Revised: 5/11/1999
Bylaw Reviewed: 3/3/2010, 6/19/2019

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