Frequently Asked Questions
To protect employees’ rights to privacy, and because Ohio law states that personnel matters are not public, the school board does not hear complaints or comments about specific employees in public session.
Based on the subject or subjects to be discussed, the board members may invite other individuals to join the executive session, for example, a lawyer, a police officer, or a school district administrator. When they are behind closed doors, board members can only discuss the subject at hand and they will not take any votes. Any vote that may be needed on an issue must be taken when the school board returns to the public session.