Chapter V: Board of Education Meetings

Put a High Priority on Open Meetings Law Compliance (§6-9A-1, et seq)

The State statute on Open Governmental Proceedings, sometimes called the Open Meetings or "Sunshine" Act, was enacted to ensure that the proceedings of all public agencies are conducted in an open and public manner, so that the people may be informed about the actions of their governments and retain control over them.

There are dire consequences for noncompliance and the courts have ruled that an offender’s intent does not matter!