topleft >  Services >  Governance Technology > 

Petaluma City Schools |  BB  9011  Board Bylaws

Disclosure Of Confidential/Privileged Information   

arrow Previous bar Next arrow

Confidential/privileged information shall be released only as allowed by law.

(cf. 4119.23/4219.23/4319.23 - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged Information)

Confidential/privileged information is defined as: (Government Code 1098)

1. Information that is not a public record subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act

2. Information that by law may not be disclosed

3. Information that may have a material financial effect on the Board of Education member

Disclosures excepted from this prohibition are those made to law enforcement officials or to the joint legislative audit committee when reporting on improper governmental activities.

(cf. 4112.6/4212.6/4312.6 - Personnel Files)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

Confidential/privileged information which is produced for, or which comes out during, closed sessions of the Board shall not be divulged or released unless a majority of Board members agree to release the information, subject to applicable laws regarding closed sessions. (Education Code 35146; Government Code 3549.1, 6250-6270, 54956.8, 54956.9, 54957-54962)

(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

(cf. 9321.1 - Closed Session Actions and Reports)

Legal Reference:


35010 Power of Governing Board to adopt rules for its own governance

35146 Closed session


1040 Privilege for official information


1098 Public officials and employees re confidential information

3549.1 Meeting and negotiating in public educational employment

6250-6270 Inspection of public records, especially:

6254 Public records; exemption of records

54950-54962 Brown Act, especially:

54956.8 Open meeting laws

54956.9 Closed meeting for pending litigation

54957 Closed Session; "employee" defined; exclusion of witnesses

54957.1 Subsequent public report and rollcall vote; employee matters in closed session

54957.5 Public records

54957.6 Closed session; representatives with employee organization

54957.7 Reasons for closed session


80 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 231 (1997)

Management Resources:


Maximizing School Board Leadership, Boardsmanship, 1996


adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California