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Are charter school boards subject to public meetings and public records requirements?

Yes. Charter school boards, although they are not locally elected, are required to follow all of the public meetings and public records laws. (ORS 338.115(b-c)). This means they must post their meetings and take minutes. Meetings must be held in accessible locations and the public must be able to hear the discussion and deliberation. A quorum of the board is required to do business. A copy of the minutes and any non-exempt supporting documents must be given to anyone who requests them. You can charge a reasonable amount for cost of copying. The minutes can be taken by anyone the board names to take them, including a board member.

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