Meeting Minutes Made Simple

  Meeting minutes are a formal recording of transactions that occurred at a specific time and place. Minutes are a record of what was done, not all that was said.  So, what are some best practices for creating effective minutes? Below are a few guidelines for...

10 Lessons from Charter School Board Service

ADOPT MEETING NORMS – Everyone has busy lives. Be respectful of your fellow board members and staff. Show up on time, put cell phones away, read your board packet in advance and always make sure to be respectful of other’s opinions and maintain your professionalism....

Top Pitfalls of Minnesota Open Meeting Law

By Beth Finch and John Cairns Law, P.A. The information in this document is not and should not be considered legal advice as to any particular Minnesota Open Meeting Law issue that a charter school may be dealing with. My observation about charter schools is the...