• SUBJECT:    Special Meetings of the Board (1436)


    Special meetings of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services shall be held on call by any member of the Board and shall also be called at the request of the District Superintendent. A reasonable and good faith effort shall be made by the District Superintendent, Board President or Board Clerk, as the case may be, to give every member of the Board twenty-four hours' notice of the time, place and purpose of the meeting. All special meetings shall be held at a regular meeting place of the Board. No business, other than that specified in the notice, shall be transacted.

    Ordinarily, twenty-four (24) hour notice will be given for a special meeting. In an emergency, however, when all members can otherwise be notified of the meeting, all members may, at the meeting, waive in writing, the lack of twenty-four (24) hour notice.

    Public notice of the time and place shall be given, to the extent practicable, to the news media and shall be conspicuously posted in one or more designated public locations at a reasonable time prior to the meeting.

    Special meetings shall be conducted according to the procedures specified for regular meetings. Special meetings shall be open to the public in the same manner as are regular meetings.

    Special meetings shall be called for specific purposes, occasioned by matters of urgency, and shall not usurp the place of the regular, publicly designated Board of Cooperative Educational Services Meeting.

    Work Sessions

    At the discretion of the President, special meetings of the Board may be periodically held for review of the instructional program, for consideration of policies and for analysis of ways and means by which the Board of Cooperative Educational Services programs may be improved.   

    When practical, members of the staff and knowledgeable citizens shall be invited to attend such meetings, to participate in the discussions and to present to the Board recommendations for improvement of the services rendered by the Board of Cooperative Educational Services.


    Public Officers Law Sections 103 and 104

    Adopted:  7/10/12