Subject: Communication of Among Board Members (1321)
Official BOCES Board business must be conducted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law. Public business should not be conducted by the Board as a body by email or telephone. A convening of five (5) or more BOCES Board members to discuss BOCES business, by way of personal, electronic, written or telephone contact, whether or not there is intent to take action and regardless of the manner in which the gathering may be characterized, must follow the required procedures as detailed in policies #1431-1438 relating to Board meetings.
The law provides for closed or "executive" sessions as described in Policy #1433 -- Executive Sessions of the Board.