BE(LEGAL) - BOARD MEETINGS

Definitions

Meeting

  1. That is conducted by a board or for which a board is responsible;
  2. At which a quorum of members of a board is present;
  3. That has been called by a board; and
  4. At which board members receive information from, give information to, ask questions of, or receive questions from any third person, including an employee of a district, about the public business or public policy over which the board has supervision or control.

Deliberation

Recording

Videoconference Call

Social Function, Convention, or Candidate Event

Legislative Committee or Agency Meeting

Superintendent Participation

Open to Public

Parental Access

Recording

Minutes

Board Member Attendance

Availability

Note: For website posting requirements regarding the record of a board meeting, see CQA.

Notice Required

Continued Meeting

Inquiry During Meeting

Location

  1. As otherwise required by law; or
  2. To hold a joint meeting with another district or with another governmental entity if the boundaries of the governmental entity are in whole or in part within the boundaries of the district.

Time of Notice and Accessibility

Internet Posting

Specificity of Agenda / Notice

Emergency Meeting or Emergency Addition to Agenda

  1. A matter directly related to responding to the emergency or urgent public necessity identified in the notice or supplemental notice of the meeting; or
  2. An agenda item listed on a notice of the meeting before the supplemental notice was posted.
  1. An imminent threat to public health and safety, including a threat described in item 2, below, if imminent; or
  2. A reasonably unforeseeable situation, including:
    1. Fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or wind, rain, or snow storm;
    2. Power failure, transportation failure, or interruption of communication facilities;
    3. Epidemic; or
    4. Riot, civil disturbance, enemy attack, or other actual or threatened act of lawlessness or violence.

Catastrophe

  1. Fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or wind, rain, or snow storm;
  2. Power failure, transportation failure, or interruption of communication facilities;
  3. Epidemic; or
  4. Riot, civil disturbance, enemy attack, or other actual or threatened act of lawlessness or violence.

Special Notice to News Media

Quorum

Disaster

  1. The district's jurisdiction is wholly or partly located in the area of a disaster declared by the president of the United States or the governor; and
  2. A majority of the members of the board are unable to be present at a board meeting as a result of the disaster.

Secret Ballot

Meeting by Telephone Conference Call

Notice

Recording

Meeting by Videoconference Call

Quorum

Multiple Counties

Notice

Quality of Audio and Video Signals

Recording

Remote Participation by the Public

Video and Audio Recording of Meeting

  1. Regularly scheduled open meeting that is not a work session or a special called meeting; and
  2. Open meeting that is a work session or special called meeting at which the board votes on any matter or allows public comment or testimony. [See BED for requirements regarding public testimony.]

Internet Broadcast

Attorney Consultation

Exception

Hearing-Impaired Persons

Prohibited Series of Communications

  1. Knowingly engages in at least one communication among a series of communications that each occur outside of a meeting authorized by the Open Meetings Act and that concern an issue within the jurisdiction of the board in which the members engaging in the individual communications constitute fewer than a quorum of members but the members engaging in the series of communications constitute a quorum of members; and
  2. Knew at the time the member engaged in the communication that the series of communications:
    1. Involved or would involve a quorum; and
    2. Would constitute a deliberation once a quorum of members engaged in the series of communications.

Bridgeport ISD

BE(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 114

DATE ISSUED: 10/18/2019