Helpful OMA Resource Available Online

  • Date Posted
    February 6, 2020
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IASB is providing a quick and easy-to-use resource to help with an often-asked question, “For what reasons can a school board enter into a closed meeting?”

The helpful guide provides the 15 exemptions that allow a board to enter closed meeting, such as the employment, compensation, or dismissal of district employees. Student disciplinary cases, board self-evaluations, litigation, and other circumstances are also exempt from the Open Meetings Act (OMA).

The guidance provides general procedures for the board when considering a closed meeting. Topics such as how to call for a closed meeting and the required votes to enter into a closed meeting, as well as the reminder that no final action can be taken while the board is in closed session.

The full OMA exemptions resource is available on the IASB website.