Reasonable advance public notice shall be given for meetings and work sessions held by the Board by a method designated and recorded in the board minutes. Public notice shall indicate the time, place, date and tentative agenda of board meetings. Agenda items shall be sufficiently descriptive to give the public reasonable notice of the matters to be considered at the meeting. The notice shall be transmitted to the public and a copy kept readily available for public inspection at the principal office of the district. Except for items of an emergency nature the agenda shall not be altered later than 24 hours before the meeting.
A copy of the public notice will be provided to those who have filed a request for notice with the superintendent. These requests for notice must be in writing. A copy of the public notice will also be accessible to employees and students.
In the case of special meetings, public notice shall be given in the same manner as for a regular meeting unless it is an emergency meeting. Public notice of emergency meetings shall be given as soon as practical and possible in light of the situation. Reasonable efforts shall be made to notify news media who have requested notification of meetings.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to give public notice of board meetings and work sessions. The superintendent shall maintain a list of the news media requesting notification of meetings and shall make reasonable efforts to provide advance notification of the time and place of each meeting and the subjects to be discussed.
Legal Reference: Neb. Statute 84-1408 to 1414
Cross Reference: 204.01 Regular Meetings
204.02 Special Meetings
Policy Adopted: _12/08/03
Policy Revised: 07/10/06 COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS