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  1. I have a questions concerning the right of a Board of Education to conduct all hiring decisions in Executive Session. At all meetings where a candidate is to be presented for hire, the information is as follows: The Meeting Agenda does not reflect any mention of New Business involving the hire of an employee. Employees of the district often discover the news of a hiring via word of mouth a few days before a meeting, but never in an official capacity. The Board often moves to Executive Session early in the meeting. There is no mention of any type of Executive Session agenda before, during, or after the Executive Session is complete. I understand that this is common, as Executive Session typically involves sensitive information not required to be presented in Open Session. Post-Executive Session, the meeting continues per the agenda to the conclusion of the meeting. Again, there is no open vote or mention of hirings during open session. Additionally, there is no acknowledgement of any votes taken in Executive Session to hire an employee. Taxpayers/Faculty/Staff remain unaware of the results of the vote for days, sometimes weeks, again hearing about the news of new hires via unofficial word of mouth, or by semi-official distribution of campus wide messages sent from the Superintendent's Office. The Board states that they strictly enforce Robert's Rules, but I am curious. Does Robert's Rules allow for Executive Session voting on the hirings of employees without any necessary requirement to document the results of the vote in the Open Session or Open Session minutes? Is this at the discretion of the Board to choose the process for voting on new hires? Taxpayers have to literally call or appear in person to get the results of the vote from the Board Secretary as they are not documented in the minutes of any Board Meetings. I know of other Boards that often enter into Executive Session to discuss the details that lead to the recommendation of an individual for hire, but the actual agenda item, any action, and any votes are always carried out in Open Session. Any answers or thoughts are greatly appreciated.