The bill authorizes a board of education of a school district to meet in executive session to discuss negotiations for an employment contract with one or more finalists for the position of chief executive officer, a term used instead of the term superintendent to ensure consistency with existing provisions of the open meetings law, as long as the following conditions have been satisfied:
- The board has named more than one candidate as a finalist for the position of chief executive officer; and
- The board holds a public forum to conduct interviews with each of the finalists.
The bill defines "chief executive officer" as a superintendent of a school district.
The bill clarifies that the board may, in addition to interviewing finalists in a public forum, interview finalists in executive session and instruct personnel and representatives to begin contract negotiations with one or more candidates in executive session, including the necessary process to prioritize, for the purposes of negotiation, one or more finalists after public forums have been completed.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)