Hamden Public Schools District Policies

9321 - Time, Place and Notification of Meeting

Regular Meetings 

Regular meetings of the Board of Education shall be held monthly at the office of the Board of Education or other designated place in the evening. The Chairperson of the Board may, at his/her discretion, cancel and/or reschedule a regularly scheduled meeting.  The Chairperson shall notify the Town Clerk of such changes. 

The Board of Education shall file with the Office of the Town Clerk, not later than January 31st of each year, the schedule of the regular meetings of the Board of Education. Notice will also be posted with the Clerk of the Board.  At the December meeting of the Board, the Board shall approve a schedule of regular Board meetings for the following year for submission to the Town Clerk. 

No meeting will be held sooner than thirty (30) days after this filing. 

Special Meetings 

Notice of each special meeting of the Board of Education shall be filed not less than twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting with the Town Clerk and will be posted in the office of the Clerk, giving the time and place of the special meeting and the business to be transacted. No other business will be considered by the Board at that special meeting.

Each member of the Board will be notified by the Superintendent or Clerk not less than twenty-four (24) hours before the time of the special meeting and will be told the time, place and business to be transacted, although any Board member may waive the twenty-four (24) hour notification by a written waiver of notice.

Emergency Meetings 

Emergency meetings may be called in compliance with State and Freedom of Information regulations. 

Notice of Meetings 

Notice of meetings will be mailed to persons filing a written request renewable in January of each year. The Board of Education will charge a fee for these notices based upon cost of the service, as provided by law. 

Legal Reference: 

Connecticut General Statutes 

1-21 Meetings of government agencies to be public.

1-21d Adjournment of meetings. Notice.

1-21e Continued hearings. Notice.

1-21f Regular meetings to be held pursuant to regulation, ordinance or resolution.

1-21i Denial of access to public records or meetings.

10-218 Officers. Meetings.


Bylaw adopted by the Board: October 14, 1997 

Hamden Public Schools     Hamden, Connecticut