Governance & Accountability: Meeting Management - Closed Meetings
Per Utah Code 52-4 all CD meetings shall be open to the public, except for discussion of the following:
- The character, competence or health of an individual;
- Deployment of security personnel, devices or systems;
- Collective bargaining issues;
- Pending or reasonably imminent litigation;
- Purchase, exchange, lease, or sale of real property, if such discussion prevents the district from completing a transaction on the best possible terms; or
- Investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct.
No resolution, contract, or appointment may be approved in a closed meeting.
Closed meetings may be held only upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of board members present at a public meeting.
No board action may be taken in closed meetings.
If closed to discuss the character, competence or health of an individual OR the deployment of security personnel, devices, or systems,
The person presiding must sign a sworn written statement affirming that the sole purpose for closing the meeting was to discuss these issues.
No recorded or written minutes are required.
For ALL other closed meetings regardless of budget or requirements for open meetings:
- The board must audio record the closed portion of the meeting; and
- May keep detailed written minutes (Utah Code 52-4-206)