The Maize Board of Education abides by the Kansas Association of School Boards’ handbook, which says, “Only board members have the absolute right to be present in an executive session. All others must be asked, including the superintendent.” The board indicates during the public portions of its meetings before its executive session the purpose of that executive session, how long members will be in executive session and who, if anyone in addition to the elected board members, will join them. Should the board wish to take action, that is done so after the executive session portion of the meeting when the board meets again in a public meeting setting.
Executive sessions may address:
- Personnel matters for non-elected personnel.
- Consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship.
- Matters relating to employer-employee negotiations.
- Confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships.
- Matters relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a person as a student.
- Preliminary discussions relating to the acquisition of real property.
- Matters relating to security measures, if the discussion of such matters at an open meeting would jeopardize such security measures, that protect specific systems, facilities or equipment.