• Executive Sessions: 9182


  • Section 9000: Board By-Laws
    Executive Sessions
    Board Policy: 9182
    Board of Education (BE)
    Approval: 3/8/06
    Revised 9/14/16

    The Board of Education may hold executive sessions before, during or after a regular, special or emergency meeting, for any reason permitted by law. An executive session may be called upon request of three Board members or by common consent of the Board. The presiding Officer will announce the executive session by identifying the authorization under ORS 192.660 for holding such session and by noting the subject of the executive session. Members of the press may attend executive sessions; the Board may elect to disallow members of the press to attend executive sessions held for the purpose of conducting deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations. Any member of the news media may be barred from attending an executive session if the member of the press media is a party to the litigation or is an employee, agent or contractor of a news media organization that is a party to the litigation.

    Executive session may be held:

    1. To consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent.
    2. To consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent who does not request an open hearing.
    3. To consider matters pertaining to the function of the medical staff of a public hospital licensed pursuant to ORS 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations) to 441.063 (Use of facilities by licensed podiatric physicians and surgeons) including, but not limited to, all clinical committees, executive, credentials, utilization review, peer review committees and all other matters relating to medical competency in the hospital.
    4. To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations.
    5. To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions.
    6. To consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection.
    7. To consider preliminary negotiations involving matters of trade or commerce in which the governing body is in competition with governing bodies in other states or nations.
    8. To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.
    9. To review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing.
    10. To carry on negotiations under ORS chapter 293 with private persons or businesses regarding proposed acquisition, exchange or liquidation of public investments.
    11. If the governing body is a health professional regulatory board, to consider information obtained as part of an investigation of licensee or applicant conduct.
    12. If the governing body is the State Landscape Architect Board, or an advisory committee to the board, to consider information obtained as part of an investigation of registrant or applicant conduct.
    13. To discuss information about review or approval of programs relating to the security of any of the following:
      1. A nuclear-powered thermal power plant or nuclear installation.
      2. Transportation of radioactive material derived from or destined for a nuclear-fueled thermal power plant or nuclear installation.
      3. Generation, storage or conveyance of:
        1. Electricity;
        2. Gas in liquefied or gaseous form;
        3. Hazardous substances as defined in ORS 453.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.005 to 453.135) (7)(a), (b) and (d);
        4. Petroleum products;
        5. Sewage; or
        6. Water.
      4. Telecommunication systems, including cellular, wireless or radio systems.
      5. Data transmissions by whatever means provided.

    No executive session may be held for the purpose of taking any final action or making any final decision. Content discussed in executive sessions is confidential and must not be made public. Documents pertaining to evaluation, district personnel and students are also confidential and must not be made available to the public.

    END OF POLICY

    Legal Reference:
    ORS 192.660