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Modified School Board Schedule During Elections

Outgoing District Administrator, Chuck Pursell, released a modified schedule for Lodi Board of Education meetings for March and April.  The schedule has been modified to accommodate the April 7th election which affects the composition of the Board.

Board of Education

April 13:  Regular meeting.  Closed session1The Board must first convene in open session and then call a closed session for a legally allowed reason. (see note below) from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Open session starting at 6:30 pm.

April 20:  Special meeting:  Board committee reorganization and election of officers after election results.

Committees

March 18: Curriculum Committee at 4:30 pm

April 8: Facility/Finance Committee at 4:30 pm

Policy and Contract Review Committees will not meet until after the April 20th board reorganization meeting.

With the exception of the closed session, all open to the public under Wis. Stat. § 19

About closed sessions:

The following steps must precede a closed session pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 19.85 (1):

    1. The body must first convene in open session.
    2. A member of the body must move that the body convene in closed session, stating the nature of the business to be considered in closed session and citing the relevant exemption under Wis. Stat. § 19.85 (1) that provides authority for the closed session.
    3. The contents of the announcement must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
    4. The motion must be passed by a majority vote of those present. The vote of each member on the motion to close the session must be ascertained and recorded in the meeting’s minutes.

In order for a government body to go into closed session, the reason–but not details–must be publicly announced and recorded in the minutes.  Examples would be: “to discuss the employment status of a faculty member”2This could be in relation to disciplinary action, termination of the contract, promotion to a higher position, or granting a raise in salary. or “to confer with legal council”.

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 The Board must first convene in open session and then call a closed session for a legally allowed reason.
2 This could be in relation to disciplinary action, termination of the contract, promotion to a higher position, or granting a raise in salary.

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