Ask AASB: What are the reasons a board can go into executive session?

There are four reasons to enter Executive Session. Here are examples of Motion Statements:

  1. Finance: President, I move that the Board go into an executive session in order that we may discuss matters, the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect upon the finance of the District.
  2. Personnel: President, I move that the Board go into an executive session to discuss subjects that tend to prejudice the reputation and character of any person.
  3. Finance & Personnel: President, I move that the Board go into an executive session in order that we may discuss matters, the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect upon the finances of the District and to discuss subjects that tend to prejudice the reputation and character of any persons; in matters that are required by law to be kept confidential.
  4. Confidential Matters: President, I move that the Board go into an executive session to discuss matters, which by law, municipal charter, or ordinance are required to be confidential.

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