2008 Meetings

2008 Meetings

  1. Open Meetings

    The formation of policy is public business and will be conducted openly in accordance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.

  2. Types of Meetings
    • The board shall hold its regular meetings on or before the third Monday of each month.
    • Special and emergency meetings may be called as provided by law.
    • The board may schedule work sessions and retreats in order to provide board members and administrators with the opportunity to plan, research, and engage in discussion.

  3. Notice
    The board shall give reasonable advance publicized notice of the time and place of each of its meetings, which generally will be 48 hours or more in advance of the meeting.  Such notice shall be transmitted to all members of the board and to the public.  Notice of regular and special meetings shall be posted on the school district’s website.  Such notice shall contain a statement that the agenda shall be readily available for public inspection at the office of the superintendent of schools at 300 South Washington St. during normal business hours. In addition, the superintendent is authorized, but not required, to publish the notice of any meeting in a newspaper of general circulation within the district if, in the opinion of the superintendent, it is convenient and useful to do so.

    When it is necessary to hold an emergency meeting without reasonable advance public notice, the nature of the emergency shall be stated in the minutes of the meeting, the applicable provisions of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act dealing with notice to the media shall be complied with in connection with an emergency meeting, and that any formal action taken in such meeting shall pertain only to the emergency.  Complete minutes of such emergency meetings specifying the nature of the emergency and any formal action taken at the meeting shall be made available to the public no later than the end of the next regular business day.

  4. Weather Delays
    In the event of inclement weather which makes it dangerous or unreasonable for board members or members of the public to attend a meeting for which notice has already been given, such meeting may be postponed by the board president.  The board will communicate the delay and the updated date, time, and location of the postponed meeting to members of the public by posting it on the district’s website and by following the same communication protocol that the district follows when student attendance at school is called off due to inclement weather.  When possible, the board president and superintendent will attempt to communicate the information to local media members and business owners to assist in notifying the public of the delay.

  5. Minutes
    • The board shall keep minutes of all meetings showing the time, place, members present and absent, and the substance of all matters discussed. 
    • Any action taken on any question or motion duly moved and seconded shall be by roll call vote of the board in open session, and the record shall state how each member voted, or if the member was absent or not voting.
    • The minutes of all meetings and evidence and documentation received or disclosed in open session shall be public record and may be published on the school district's website.

Adopted on: October 8, 2012
Revised on: July 13, 2015
Revised on: June 12, 2017