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A gathering of a majority of board members in which deliberation of an issue within the jurisdiction of the board takes place is a board meeting.  A gathering for the purpose of social or ministerial action shall not constitute a board meeting unless a discussion of policy takes place.  Meetings of the board shall be conducted in an open meeting unless a closed session is authorized by law or the meeting is exempt from the open meetings law.




Legal Reference:        Iowa Code §§ 21, 279.1-.2

                                    1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 162.

                                    1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 167.


Cross Reference:         208      Ad Hoc Committees

                                    210      Board of Directors' Meetings

                                    210.8   Board Meeting Agenda

                                    212      Closed Sessions

Approved:       7-10-95

Reviewed:       6-11-01, 8-9-04, 1-10-11, 1-11-16, 8-23-2021