Sufficiently informing the public of the nature of the business being conducted before taking final action
Originally issued Dec. 15, 2015, the court issued a corrected opinion. During a public meeting, the board voted to terminate employment of its superintendent. The superintendent and the board reached agreement as to terms of separation, and he signed a 19-page “separation agreement and release.” The board appropriately considered the superintendent's dismissal and signed the agreement during closed session one month prior to its vote in open session as permitted by section 2(c)(1) of Open Meetings Act.
The Alliance filed an Amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of the Springfield School District 186 Board of Education.