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Statutory Requirements

Statutory Requirements

Under the authority of Texas Government Code, Section 551.001, et seq., the Board, during the course of the meetings, covered by this notice, may enter into closed or executive session for any of the following reasons:

  1. To consult with the Board's attorney with respect to pending or contemplated litigation, or settlement offers, or on matters where the attorney's duty to the Board, pursuant to the Code of Professional Responsibility of the State Bar of Texas, clearly conflicts with the provisions of the Open Meetings Law. Sec. 551.071.

  2. To discuss the purchase, exchange, lease, or value or real property. Sec. 551.072.

  3. To discuss negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations. Sec. 551.073.

  4. To deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against a public officer or employee, unless such officer or employee requests a public hearing. Sec. 551.074.

  5. To consider the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices. Sec. 551.076.

  6. To deliberate a case involving discipline of a public school child or children, unless an open hearing is requested in writing by a parent or guardian of the child; or to deliberate a case in which a complaint or charge is brought against an employee of the District by another employee and the complaint or charge directly results in a need or a hearing, unless the employee complained of or charged requests an open hearing. Sec. 551.082.

  7. To exclude a witness from a hearing during the examination of another witness in an investigation when the Board is investigation a matter. Sec. 551.084

All final votes, actions, or decisions on any matter discussed in closed or executive session shall be taken or made in open session.

This notice is posted and filed in compliance with the Open Meetings Law. 

Regular board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are televised live on the Fort Worth ISD Live YouTube channel and via live-streaming video on the District website's Video on Demand.