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Open Meetings

Code No.  211


A gathering of a majority of board members in which deliberation of an issue within the jurisdiction of the board takes place is a board meeting.  A gathering for the purpose of social or ministerial action will not constitute a board meeting unless a discussion of policy takes place.  Meetings of the board will be conducted in an open meeting unless a closed session is authorized by law or the meeting is exempt from the open meetings law.


Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 21, 279.1-.2 (2009).

                                     1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 162.

                                     1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 167.


Cross Reference:          208      Ad Hoc Committees

                                      210      Board of Directors' Meetings

                                      210.8   Board Meeting Agenda

                                      212      Closed Sessions


Initially Approved 03-08-1999           Last Reviewed 02-25-2008               Last Revision                          

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