8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies provisions relating to open and closed meetings of school district
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ modifies provisions relating to school district board meetings that a mayor or county
15 executive or county manager, or designee, may attend.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 53A-3-409, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 207
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 53A-3-409 is amended to read:
26 53A-3-409. Local governmental entities and school districts -- Contracts and
27 cooperation -- Disbursement of funds -- Municipal and county representative
28 participation in school district board meetings -- Notice required.
29 (1) Local governmental entities and school districts may contract and cooperate with
30 one another in matters affecting the health, welfare, education, and convenience of the
31 inhabitants within their respective territorial limits.
32 (2) A local governmental entity may disburse public funds in aid of a school district
33 located wholly or partially within the limits of its jurisdiction.
39 (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3):
40 (i) "Interested county executive" means the county executive or county manager of a
41 county with unincorporated area within the boundary of a school district, or the designee of the
42 county executive or county manager.
43 (ii) "Interested mayor" means the mayor of a municipality that is partly or entirely
44 within the boundary of a school district, or the mayor's designee.
45 (b) A school district board shall allow an interested mayor and interested county
46 executive to attend and participate in the board discussions at a school district board meeting
47 that is open to the public under Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
48 (c) An interested county executive and interested mayor may attend and participate in
49 board discussions at a school district board meeting that is closed to the public under Title 52,
50 Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act, if:
51 (i) the school district board invites the interested county executive or interested mayor
52 to attend and participate; and
53 (ii) for a closed meeting held for the purpose of discussing the board's disposition of
54 acquisition of real property, the interested county executive or interested mayor does not have a
55 conflict of interest with respect to the real estate disposition or acquisition.
56 (d) (i) A county or municipality may enter into an agreement with a school district
57 under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, to govern the attendance of an
58 interested county executive or interested mayor at a school district board meeting.
59 (ii) An agreement under Subsection (3)(d)(i) may not be inconsistent with the
60 provisions of this Subsection (3).
62 interested mayor and interested county executive.
68 (i) mail;
69 (ii) e-mail; or
70 (iii) other effective means agreed to by the person to whom notice is given.