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School Board Minutes

The official minutes of School Board minutes are provided for public review in accordance with state law and district policy as follows:
Open Meeting 
The Secretary, or a temporary secretary appointed by the presiding officer, shall designate a person to keep minutes of each meeting showing the date, time, place, members present, members absent, any decisions made at a meeting open to the public, and the purpose or purposes for which a closed session is called. These minutes must be approved by the Board and endorsed by the Secretary at the next meeting. The minutes shall include all roll-call votes taken at the meeting. Proposed minutes shall be available for public inspection not later than eight (8) business days after the meeting to which the minutes refer. Approved minutes shall be available for public inspection not later than five (5) business days after the meeting at which the minutes are approved. The minutes shall be available for inspection at the Superintendent's office and shall be available for purchase at a fee estimated by the business office to cover the cost of printing and copying.

  • The Board Secretary shall not include in or with its minutes any personally identifiable information on any student of the District which if released, would prevent the public body from complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
  • The official minutes shall be bound together by years and kept in the office of the Board of Education.
  • Minutes of the preceding meetings shall be approved by the Board as its first order of business at its next meeting. 
  • The minutes shall show only action taken and remarks of Board members, administration, and/or citizens present.

Closed Meeting
The Board shall designate a person to keep separate minutes of each closed meeting of the Board. These minutes shall be retained by the Secretary of the Board, but shall not be available to the public and shall only be disclosed if required by a civil action filed under M.C.L. 15.270 et seq. These minutes may be destroyed one (1) year and one (1) day after approval of the minutes of the regular meeting at which the closed session was approved.
Committee Meetings
Any Board Committee, whether standing or appointed ad hoc, which exercises governmental or proprietary authority must comply with the Open Meetings provisions in 0168.1 and 0168.2, Committees that are empowered to take action, make recommendations or otherwise deliberate in place of the Board are subject to this requirement.