Los Angeles COE | BB 9322 Board Bylaws
Los Angeles County Board of Education (County Board) meeting agendas shall state the meeting time and place and shall briefly describe each business item to be transacted or discussed, including items to be discussed in closed session. (Government Code 54954.2)
(cf. 9320 - Meetings and Notices)
(cf. 9321- Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)
The agenda shall provide members of the public the opportunity to address the County Board on any agenda item before or during the County Board's consideration of the item. The agenda shall also provide members of the public an opportunity to provide comment on matters which are not on the agenda but which are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the County Board. (Education Code 35145.5; Government Code 54954.3)
(cf. 9323 - Meeting Conduct)
Each agenda for a regular meeting shall list the address designated by the County Superintendent or designee for public inspection of documents related to an open session item that have been distributed to the County Board less than 72 hours before the meeting. (Government Code 54957.5)
The agenda shall specify that an individual who requires disability-related accommodations or modifications, including auxiliary aids and services, in order to participate in the County Board meeting should contact the County Superintendent or designee. (Government Code 54954.2)
The County Board President and the County Superintendent, as secretary to the County Board, shall work together to develop the agenda for each regular and special meeting.
To promote efficiency, a recommendation and its underlying companion report may be considered by the County Board as a single item to be heard concurrently.
(cf. 0000 - Vision)
(cf. 0200 - Board Priorities for LACOE)
(cf. 9121 - President)
(cf. 9122 - Secretary)
A County Board member with the consensus of the County Board may request that a matter within the jurisdiction of the County Board be placed on the agenda of a regular meeting. The request should be submitted to the County Superintendent or designee with supporting documents and information, if any, at least one week before the scheduled meeting date. Items submitted less than a week before the scheduled meeting date may be postponed to a later meeting in order to allow sufficient time for consideration and research of the issue.
The County Board President and County Superintendent shall decide whether a request is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the County Board. Items not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the County Board may not be placed on the agenda.
The County Board President and County Superintendent shall decide whether an agenda item is appropriate for discussion in open or closed session, and whether the item should be an action item subject to County Board vote, an information item that does not require immediate action, or a consent item that is routine in nature and for which no discussion is anticipated. This includes a request from a member of the public.
Any County Board action that involves borrowing $100,000 or more shall be discussed, considered, and deliberated upon as a separate item of business on the meeting agenda. (Government Code 53635.7)
(cf. 9323.2 - Actions by the Board)
(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 3320 - Claims and Actions Against the LACOE)
(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
In order to promote efficient meetings, the County Board may act upon more than one item by a single vote through the use of a consent agenda. Consent items shall be items of a routine nature or items for which no County Board discussion is anticipated and for which the County Superintendent recommends approval.
In accordance with law, the public has a right to comment on any consent item. At the request of any member of the County Board, any item on the consent agenda shall be given later consideration for action.
Agenda Dissemination to Board Members
At least three days before each regular meeting, a copy of the agenda and agenda packet shall be forwarded to each County Board member and posted on LACOE's Website. The packet shall include the County Superintendent or designee's report; minutes to be approved; copies of communications; reports from committees, staff, and others; and other available documents pertinent to the meeting.
When special meetings are called, the County Superintendent or designee shall distribute the agenda and supporting materials to County Board members no less than 24 hours before the meeting.
Agenda Dissemination to Members of the Public
The County Superintendent or designee shall mail a copy of the agenda or a copy of all the documents constituting the agenda packet to any person who requests the items. The materials shall be mailed at the time the agenda is posted or upon distribution of the agenda to a majority of the County Board, whichever occurs first. (Government Code 54954.1)
Anyone requesting an agenda or complete agenda packet will submit a request in writing to the Board secretary and will pay for reprographics and mailing costs. (Requests for disability-related accommodation under the ADA shall be submitted to the Board secretary).
If a document is distributed to the County Board fewer than 72 hours prior to a meeting, the County Superintendent or designee shall make the document available for public inspection at the time the document is distributed to a majority of the County Board provided that the document is a public record under the Public Records Act and relates to an agenda item for an open session of a regular County Board meeting. The County Superintendent or designee may also post the document on LACOE's web site in a position and manner that makes it clear that the document relates to an agenda item for an upcoming meeting. (Government Code 54957.5)
(cf. 1113 - Web Sites)
(cf. 1340 - Access to Records)
Any documents prepared by LACOE or the County Board and distributed during a public meeting shall be made available for public inspection at the meeting. Any documents prepared by another person shall be made available for public inspection after the meeting. These requirements shall not apply to a document that is exempt from public disclosure under the Public Records Act. (Government Code 54957.5)
Upon request, the County Superintendent or designee shall make the agenda, agenda packet, and/or any writings distributed at the meeting available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Government Code 54954.1)
Any request for mailed copies of agendas or agenda packets shall be in writing and shall be valid for the calendar year in which it is filed. Written requests must be renewed following January 1 of each year. (Government Code 54954.1)
In addition, the County Superintendent or designee shall post the agenda on the homepage of the LACOE's web site. The posted agenda shall be accessible through a prominent direct link to the current agenda or to the County Office's agenda management platform in accordance with Government Code 54954.2.
35144 Special meetings
35145 Public meetings
35145.5 Right of public to place matters on agenda
6250-6270 Public Records Act
53635.7 Separate item of business
54954.1 Mailed agenda of meeting
54954.2 Agenda posting requirements; board actions
54954.3 Opportunity for public to address legislative body
54954.5 Closed session item descriptions
54956.5 Emergency meetings
54957.5 Public records
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 28
35.160 Effective communications
36.303 Auxiliary aids and services
Caldwell v. Roseville Joint Union HSD, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66318
The Brown Act: School Boards and Open Meeting Laws, rev. 2007
Guide to Effective Meetings, rev. 2007
Maximizing School Board Leadership: Boardsmanship, 1996
ATTORNEY GENERAL PUBLICATIONS
The Brown Act: Open Meetings for Legislative Bodies, California Attorney General's Office, rev. 2003
CALIFORNIA CITY ATTORNEY PUBLICATIONS
Open and Public III: A User's Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act, 2000
CSBA, Agenda Online: http://www.csba.org/Services/Services/GovernanceTechnology/AgendaOnline.aspx
California Attorney General's Office: http://www.caag.state.ca.us
Bylaw LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
adopted: March 19, 2019 Downey, California