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 will not constitute a Board meeting unless a discussion of policy takes place.  Meetings of the Board  will 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 (2003).

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: May 4, 1990

Reviewed: September 24, 2012

Revised: February 28, 2005