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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.


Legal Reference:           

      Iowa Code ßß 21; 22.7; 279.8, .35 (1995).

      1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 162.

      1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 167.

      1976 Op. Att'y Gen. 384, 514, 765.

      1972 Op. Att'y Gen. 158.

      1970 Op. Att'y Gen. 287.


Cross Reference:           

     210  Board of Directors'  Meetings

     211  Open Meetings


Approved:  10/14/96                                            Reviewed:        9/18/2017                                              Revised: