The board may meet in closed session as provided for under current law as listed below. The minutes of any closed session shall be kept separate from the minutes of the regular or special meeting or study session and shall not be a matter of public record except as provided for under current law.
A two-thirds roll call vote of board members elected or appointed shall be required to call a closed session except for the purposes identified in items (a), (b), and (c), listed below.
Any board action taken as a result of a closed session shall be taken in a public meeting and recorded as such.
(a) to consider the dismissal, suspension, or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, or to consider a periodic personnel evaluation of, a public officer, employee, staff member, or individual agent, if the named person requests a closed hearing;
(b) to consider the dismissal, suspension, or disciplining of a student and if the student’s parent or guardian request a closed hearing;
(c) for strategy and negotiations sessions if either party requests a closed hearing;
(d) to consider the purchase or lease of real property up to the time an option to purchase or lease that real property is obtained;
(e) to consult with its attorney regarding trial or settlement strategy in connection with specific pending litigation but only if an open meeting would have a detrimental financial effect on the litigating or settlement position of the public body;
(f) to review and consider the contents of an application for employment or appointment to a public office if the candidate requests that the application remain confidential. However, except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, all interviews by a public body for employment or appointment to a public office shall be held in an open meeting pursuant to this act. This subdivision does not apply to a public office described in subdivision (j);
(g) to consider material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state and federal statute;
However, all interviews for employment or appointment of the Superintendent shall be held in an open meeting of the Board.
In keeping with the confidential nature of closed sessions, no member of the Board shall disclose the content of discussions that take place during such sessions. The only exceptions will be discussions with the District’s legal counsel or as directed by an order of a court with proper jurisdiction.
LEGAL REF: MCL, 15.267, 15.268