March 6 Special Meeting

St. Francis, Minnesota
March 6, 2014
Special Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Closed Session
6:02 p.m.
4115 Ambassador Blvd.
The special meeting was called to order by Chair David Roberts at 6:00 p.m. with the following members present: Directors Janet Glover, Barbara Jahnke, Amy Kelly, Betsy Roed, Marsha Van Denburgh, Interim Superintendent Troy Ferguson, and District Legal Counsel Amy Mace. Absent: Director Suzanne Erkel.
Chair Roberts read the following resolution.
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 15 to move into closed session according to the Minnesota Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.05, subdivision 3(b), which allows the School Board to close a meeting to engage in attorney-client privileged discussions. A District employee has alleged several potential legal claims against the District. The Board seeks to meet with its attorney to discuss the employees alleged legal claims, the Districts attorneys analysis of the same, and possible options for resolution. It would be detrimental to the Districts interest for the Board to hold a public discussion with its attorney where any adverse party or their attorney could listen to or be made aware of the Districts attorneys advice related to the potential claims. It is in the Districts best interest for the Board to obtain legal advice in a confidential setting to maintain the attorney-client privilege. Accordingly, I will hereby entertain a motion that this meeting be closed pursuant to the attorney-client privilege for the reasons cited.
Closed Session: Motion was made by Ms. Glover, second by Ms. Jahnke.
Time: 6:02 p.m. Vote: 6-0
Resume Open Meeting: Motion was made by Ms. Van Denburgh that the open meeting be resumed, second by Ms. Jahnke.
Time: 7:32 p.m. Vote: 6-0
The special meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.
Barbara Jahnke,
School Board Clerk
Published in the
Anoka County UnionHerald
March 14, 2014

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