§105. Conduct of executive sessions.
1. Upon a majority vote of its total membership, taken in an open meeting pursuant to a motion identifying the general area or areas of the subject or subjects to be considered, a public body may conduct an executive session for the below enumerated purposes only, provided, however, that no action by formal vote shall be taken to appropriate public moneys:
a. matters which will imperil the public safety if disclosed;
b. any matter which may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agent or informer;
c. information relating to current or future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense which would imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed;
d. discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation;
e. collective negotiations pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law;
f. the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation;
g. the preparation, grading or administration of examinations; and
h. the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property or the proposed acquisition of securities, or sale or exchange of securities held by such public body, but only when publicity would substantially affect the value thereof.
2. Attendance at an executive session shall be permitted to any member of the public body and any other persons authorized by the public body.
In other words, the members of the PEP are liable for violating NY State Law by agreeing to meet in an Executive Session before the regular public meeting begins, as stated in the Agenda.
We have stated since 2002 that all members of the PEP should be removed, should resign, or be sued, for violating the rights of parents teachers and children to information about public money and other data affecting the public.
And, we also filed a Freedom of Information request for the minutes of the PEP meetings, and you know what we got? The Agenda.
For Planning Purposes Only
August 14, 2013
PUBLIC MEETING OF THE PANEL FOR
Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers
411 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10038
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I. Executive Session
A. Executive Session regarding Matter Pertaining to Employee Discipline:
Inquest on Employee Termination [NOTE: This is closed to the public and will
take place prior to the 6:00PM public meeting start time.]
II. Regular Public Meeting
A. Chancellor’s Update
B. Approval of Annual Estimate of the Total Sum of Money Available to
Support DOE Operations (see here)
The Panel will vote on the attached total sum of money necessary to support DOE
operations. Public comment on this item will take place before the Panel votes.
C. Approval of Revised Formulas Used to Allocate Revenue Among Community
School Districts and Schools (see here)
The Panel will vote on the attached revised formulas used to allocate revenue among
community school districts and schools. Public comment on this item will take place
before the Panel votes.
D. Approval of Revised Chancellor’s Regulations (see here)
The Panel will vote on the attached amendments to Chancellor’s Regulations. Public
comment on items being considered by the Panel will take place before the Panel
E. Approval of Contracts (see here)
The Panel will vote on the attached list of contracts. Public comment on contracts
being considered by the Panel will take place before the Panel votes.
F. General Public Comment
Sign Up For Public Comment
Speaker sign-up for agenda items II.B through II.E will begin at 5:30PM at the door
and will close at 6:30PM Each speaker will be allowed two minutes to speak during
the public comment portions of the meeting.
Interpretation services will be provided in Spanish. American Sign Language will
be provided through reservation only: (212) 374-4946 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141