The board of education shall liberally construe the section in Oregon Revised Statute [ORS 192.610-690] which declares all meetings are to be held in public; the exceptions are those defined in the statute that may infringe on personal or public rights. Where authorized by statute, an employee may request consideration in executive session of those matters set forth in Oregon Revised Statute [ORS 192.660].
The board shall determine whether in having the discussion in open session: (a) the public interest actually would be harmed, or (b) the rights of an individual would be adversely affected or violated by disclosure of personnel records.
ADOPTED: November 9, 1998
REVIEWED: February 11, 2004
REVIEWED: March 12, 2008
REVIEWED: May 11, 2011