Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/25/2017 - 6:30 PM
Category: Regular Items of Business
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Transmittal of and Possible Action on Proposed 2017-18 Board Calendars
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Policy: Board Rule 1.02 - Regular Board Meetings
Attachments: Board Rule 1.02
Board Rule 1.01
Proposed 2017-18 Board Meetings Calendar
File Attachment:
Proposed 2017-18 Board Calendars.pdf
Background: Attached for the Board’s review are the proposed calendars of the meetings of the Board and its Committees for the 2017-18 Board year.

Unlike the Board’s regular monthly meetings and its 2018 annual organizational meeting, whose scheduling is dictated by Board rules (see below), the tentative scheduling of committee meetings, while based on the Board’s practice over the past several years, is flexible, and the scheduling of any committee meeting may be adjusted by the chair of that committee, in consultation with the Board Clerk and the Administration.

As Board Rule 1.02 (attached) sets the days and times of the Board’s regular monthly meetings, any changes to the date of any regular Board meeting will require a suspension of that Rule. It must be noted, however, that Wisconsin Statutes, ch. 119.10(3), which governs the scheduling of regular monthly Board meetings, states in part, "The board shall hold a regular meeting at least once each month at times fixed and published by the board in its rules..." In light of this, the City Attorney's Office has advised the Office of Board Governance that the public has the right to expect that the Board will adhere to its rules as they apply to the scheduling of its regular monthly Board meetings.

Likewise, as Board Rule 1.01 (attached) sets the day of the Board’s annual organizational meeting, any changes to the date of the Board’s 2016 organizational meeting will require a suspension of that Rule.
Fiscal Impact Statement: No fiscal impact.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon adoption of the tentative 2017-18 board calendars by the Board, the Office of Board Governance will publish the calendars and set up the meetings for the approved dates and times.
Recommendation: That the Board determine how it wishes to proceed with the tentative 2017-18 Board calendars.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Director