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ACSD Board Meetings

ACSD Board Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, and follow Robert’s Rules of Order. Meetings are conducted in accordance with the Board’s approved Board Norms and adopted characteristics of effective boards. Members of the community are welcome to attend. Public comments on agenda items are accepted at the beginning of each meeting, and public comments on all other ACSD matters are accepted at the end, after completion of the Board’s work.

Meeting times, dates, and locations can be found on the top of the meeting agenda and on the calendar on the homepage of our website. Board Meeting Recordings can be found on MCTV.

Procedures for submitting a notice of an open meeting law violation:

1. Provide the ACSD school board with a written notice that alleges a specific violation and requests a specific cure of the violation.
2. Upon receiving the notice, the ACSD school board has 10 calendar days to respond publicly by either:

a. acknowledging the violation and stating an intent to cure it within 14 calendar days; or
b. denying that any violation occurred and thus no cure is necessary.

3. If the ACSD school board does not respond within 10 calendar days, it is considered a denial of the violation for purposes of enforcement.

4. If the ACSD school board acknowledges the violation, they must correct it within 14 calendar days in an open meeting by

a. Either ratifying, or declaring as void, any action taken at or resulting from:

i. A meeting that was not noticed in accordance with subsection 312(c) of the open meeting law; or
ii. A meeting that a person or the public was wrongfully excluded from attending; or
iii. An executive session or portion thereof not authorized under subdivisions 313(a)(1)-(10) of this title; and

b. adopting specific measures that actually prevent future violations.

5. After either acknowledging or denying a violation, or after the 14-day cure period has passed for acknowledged violations, the Attorney General or anyone affected by the violation can file a lawsuit in the Civil Division of the Superior Court. This lawsuit can seek injunctions or declaratory judgments. Such lawsuits must be filed within one year of the meeting where the violation occurred.

Please read the full text of 16 V.S.A §314 Penalty and Enforcement.