The Board of Education, a public body, shall conduct district business in an open and public manner in order to enable the citizens of the community to be fully aware of, and to observe, the performance of the Board members and to attend and listen to the deliberations and decisions that go into the making of public policy.

Recording devices may be used at Board meetings provided the recording device is neither obtrusive nor distracting. The chairperson of the meeting should be informed prior to the meeting that recordings are being made.

Accordingly, every meeting of the Board shall be open to the public, excepting executive sessions.

Ref: Open Meetings Law, Public Officers Law §100 et seq.
Mitchell v. Board of Education of Garden City UFSD, 113 AD2d 924 (1985)

Adopted: February 26, 1996