Policy 8720 – Special School Board Meetings

Special meetings of the School Board shall be held upon written request of any School Board member. The request shall be filed with the School Board Clerk, or in his/her absence, the School Board President. Special meetings shall be scheduled to take place on School District property, except meetings held jointly with other school boards.

Each School Board member shall be notified in writing of the time and place of a special School Board meeting at least 24 hours before such meeting. If the School Board Clerk or, in the School Board Clerk’s absence, the School Board President, determines that providing notice at least 24 hours before a special School Board is impossible or impractical, the School Board Clerk or President may notify each School Board member of the date, time, and place of the meeting less than 24 hours, but not less than 12 hours, before the meeting. Notice shall be delivered to Board members in a manner likely to give the member notice of the meeting. A special meeting may be held without prior notice to Board members if all Board members are present and consent or each member consents in writing even if said member does not attend.

Advanced public notice shall be given for all special Board meetings in accordance with state law and School Board policy.

Public comments will be held at all Special Board meetings. Comments will follow the same standards set at Regular Board meetings except as provided by Board policy.
Business transacted at special Board meetings shall be confined to the purpose(s) for which it was called. The order of business shall be consistent with that of a regular meeting. A majority of School Board members may determine the adjournment time of a special meeting in advance of or at the start of the meeting in advance of or at the start of the meeting, this time may not be changed except by a majority vote of those School Board members present at the meeting.


  • Wisconsin Statutes
    • Sections 19.83 [Meetings of governmental bodies]
    • 19.84 [Public notification requirements]
    • 120.11 [School board meetings and reports]


  • 8711, Public Notification of Board Meetings
  • 8712, Agenda Preparation and Dissemination
  • 8840, Board Minutes


AFFIRMED: June 8, 1993


  • November 11, 1999
  • March 28, 2000
  • July 10, 2001
  • March 25, 2014
  • February 24, 2015
  • July 28, 2020