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Antelope Valley Union HSD |  BB  9324  Board Bylaws

Board Minutes And Recordings   

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The secretary of the Board of Trustees shall keep minutes and record all official Board actions. (Education Code 35145, 35163)

(cf. 9323.2 - Actions by the Board)

Copies of the minutes of each regular or special meeting shall be distributed to all Board members with the agenda for the next regular meeting.

Any minutes or recordings kept for Board meetings held in closed session shall be kept separate from the minutes or recordings of regular and special meetings. Minutes or recordings of closed sessions are not public records. (Government Code 54957.2)

(cf. 1340 - Access to District Records)

(cf. 9321.1 - Closed Session Actions and Reports)

Official Board minutes and recordings shall be stored in a fire-proof location.

Recording of Votes

Motions or resolutions shall be recorded as having passed or failed. Individual votes shall be recorded unless the action was unanimous. All motions and Board resolutions shall be numbered consecutively from the beginning of each fiscal year.

Video or Audio Recording

A video or audio tape recording may be made at any Board meeting. The presiding officer shall announce that a recording is being made at the beginning of the meeting, and the recorder shall be placed in plain view of all persons present, insofar as possible.

Recordings made during regular or special Board meetings are public records. They shall be kept for at least 30 days and upon request shall be made available for inspection by members of the public on a district recorder without charge. (Government Code 54953.5)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35145 Public meetings

35163 Official actions, minutes and journals

35164 Vote requirements

GOVERNMENT CODE

54952.2 Meeting defined

54953.5 Audio or video recording of proceedings

54953.6 Broadcasting of proceedings

54957.2 Closed sessions; clerk; minute book

54960 Violations and remedies

PENAL CODE

632 Unlawful to intentionally record a confidential communication without consent

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

16020-16027 Classification and retention of records

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

The Brown Act: School Boards and Open Meeting Laws, rev. 2007

Guide to Effective Meetings, rev. 2007

Maximizing School Board Leadership: Boardsmanship, 1996

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Bylaw ANTELOPE VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 13, 1990 Lancaster, California

revised: October 3, 2001