210.4 - Work Sessions

WORK SESSIONS          210.4

 The board, as a decision making body, is confronted with a continuing flow of problems, issues and needs which require action.  While the board is determined to expedite its business, it is also mindful of the importance of planning, brainstorming and thoughtful discussion without action.  Therefore, the board may schedule work sessions and retreats in order to provide its members and the administration with such opportunities.  The board has the authority to hire an outside facilitator to assist them in work sessions.
 Topics for discussion and study will be announced publicly and work sessions and retreats will be conducted in open session.  However, no board action will take place at the work session.

NOTE: Work sessions are considered open board meetings for which all of the requirements of the open meetings law apply including the requirements that board minutes be published.

Legal Reference: Iowa Code 21; 279.8 (2001)

Cross Reference: 210 Board of Director’s Meetings
  211 Open Meetings

ADOPTED: December 19, 2002  
REVIEWED:  February 18, 2008