C2 - Board Meetings

Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Policies



SECTION:     BOARD PROCEDURES                                                              CODE C2 




All Board meetings will be held in compliance with Vermont’s open meeting laws, 1 V.S.A. §§310 et seq.


Regular meetings will be held according to a schedule fixed in advance of the school year. The meeting schedule will be published and made available to the news media by the Superintendent.

Special and emergency meetings will be called by the Chair on his or her own initiative or when requested by a majority of the board and warned appropriately. Only items on the agenda may be discussed at these meetings.

An agenda for each meeting will be prepared by the Superintendent after consultation with the board Chair and in compliance with board policy on agenda preparation.


All meetings of the Board, except for executive sessions, will be open to the public.




At the next regular or special meeting following the annual election of board members, the Board will elect its officers for a term of one year or until successors are elected. The officers of the each Board shall be: Chair, Vice-Chair, Clerk, and, voting delegates to the ANWSU Board (for five member boards, 3 delegates; for three member boards, 1 delegate).


Conduct of Board Meetings  

Meetings will be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised.


Executive Sessions

Executive sessions of the board will be convened only for the purposes stated in 1 V.S.A. §313. Minutes of executive sessions will NOT be kept and board members will not make public the confidential issues discussed during an executive session. Executive sessions are attended by board members and, at the Board’s discretion, staff, legal counsel and other persons who the Board deems necessary to the purpose of their deliberations.




Date Revised/Adopted:     April, 2008
Legal Reference(s):           1 V.S.A. §§310 et seq. (Public meetings) 


                                   16 V.S.A. §554 (School board meetings)


                                               16 V.S.A. §561 (Election of school board members)

Cross Reference:                Board Meeting Agenda Preparation and Distribution (C1) 


                                  Public Participation at Board Meetings (C3)