This quiz covers exemptions to the Open Meetings Act.
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Exemptions to Open Meetings Act–Quiz
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Question 1 of 4
Staff layoffs continue to be a hot topic for the city council. Can the portion of the meeting where the council discusses staff layoffs be closed under the personnel exception?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 4
A school board meeting includes an agenda item about closing the meeting to evaluate the superintendent of schools. After two hours, the board still has not come out of executive session and members of the public have gone home. A newspaper reporter later learns that board members never reconvened into a public meeting. The board president called the superintendent after the executive session and told her she was fired. Does the board’s action violate the Open Meetings Act?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 4
At the county board of supervisors meeting, the board is struggling over how best to word a resolution. Under the attorney-client exception to OMA, the county attorney suggests that supervisors meet with him in a side room to agree upon the best wording for the resolution. Did this action violate the Open Meetings Act?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 4
A fired city employee properly appeals his case to the city council for a hearing. The council appoints a hearing officer to consider the appeal. The hearing officer has the full power of the council to make decisions in regard to rehiring or upholding the firing of the employee. Because of the sensitive nature of the firing, including co-workers who will testify against the fired employee, the hearing officer closes the hearing to the press. However, the fired employee wants the hearing open. Can the press be prohibited from attending the hearing?CorrectIncorrect