All meetings of the board shall be open and public except as otherwise provided.

The board may hold executive sessions closed to the public to consider the employment of any person, or the dismissal or other form of disciplinary action to be taken against any officer or employee under the jurisdiction of the board, except where that person, officer, or employee requests a public hearing. The employment status of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges is subject to this authority of the board. The board may exclude from that meeting, whether public or closed to the public, during the examination of a witness, any or all other witnesses in the matter being investigated.

Terms Used In California Education Code 71022

  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1123, Sec. 10.)