Q&A: Meeting agenda item listed as ‘other’

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From the Kokomo Tribune:

Q: A school board agenda has an item listed as “other.” Can the board conduct personnel business in that category? 

A: The Open Door Law doesn’t restrict what can be discussed during an open meeting by using agenda terms such as “other” or “new business.”

A sneaky governing body could try to slip controversial topics through the agenda under such headings, so personnel discussions could fall under “other.”

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.

 

 

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