The act authorizes a board of education of a school district and the governing body of a district charter school or of an institute charter school to meet in executive session to discuss negotiations for an employment contract with one or more finalists for the position of chief executive officer, as long as the following conditions have been satisfied:
- The board or governing body has named more than one candidate as a finalist for the position of chief executive officer; and
- The board or governing body holds a public forum to conduct interviews with each of the finalists.
The act defines "chief executive officer" as a superintendent of a school district or a chief executive officer of a charter school.
The act clarifies that the board or governing body 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 this bill as enacted.)