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Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.

Meetings

 

Regular meetings of the Board of Education will be held at least once a month from September through June.  The agenda of regular meetings will be made available to the public at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.  Only items on the agenda can be discussed.  Items can be added during the meeting by a two-thirds vote of the entire Board of Education.  A calendar of regular meetings will be approved by the full board in the previous school year.

 

Special meetings of the Board of Education can be called between regular meetings by the chairperson, and shall be called upon the request of the superintendent, or upon the request of two or more members of the Board of Education.  The agenda for a special meeting will be made available to the public at least 24 hours in advance.  The meeting may only address topics on the agenda.

 

Emergency meetings of the Board of Education can be called between regular meetings by the chairperson, upon the request of the superintendent, or upon the request of two or more members of the Board of Education.  An agenda for an emergency meeting must be established, but need not be made available to the public in advance of the meeting.  The meeting may only address topics on the agenda.  The minutes of the meeting must clearly indicate the nature of the emergency.

 

All regular, special, and emergency meetings of the Board of Education will be open to the public.  A quorum is required for votes at regular, special, and emergency meetings to be binding.

 

The Board of Education may convene into Executive Session at any time by a two-thirds vote of Board of Education members present, so long as the topic or topics of discussion of the Executive Session are announced at the time the vote to enter into Executive Session is taken, and if the topic of the meeting meets the legal criteria for Executive Session privilege, which are, generally, as follows:

 

  1.       Personnel matters.
  2.       Pending claims and litigation.
  3.       Security devices.
  4.       Real estate.
  5.       Collective bargaining strategy.
  6.       Confidential documents.

 

Executive Session discussions will be strictly limited to the topics that were communicated at the time of the vote to enter into Executive Session.  Any votes on topics discussed in Executive Session must be taken in open session.

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:        Connecticut General Statutes:

                                         1-200 Definitions.

                                         1-206 Denial of access of public record or meetings.  Appeals.  Notice.  Orders.  Civil Penalty.  Services of process upon

                                                   commission.  Frivolous appeals.

                                         1-210 Access to public records.  Exempt records.

                                         1-226 Recording, broadcasting or photographing meetings.

                                         1-227 Mailing of notice of meetings to persons filing written request.                                                      Fees.

 

 

Bylaws 8350, 8351, 8352:  Adopted October 1987

Combined and Revised to create new Bylaw 8350:  November 5, 2014

 

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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