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§ 4-425. Executive sessions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article IV. Organization Meetings and Officers of Boards of School Directors
Subarticle (b). Meetings
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 4-425
§ 4-425. Executive sessions
(a) Notwithstanding 65 Pa.C.S. § 708(a) (relating to executive sessions), a school entity may hold an executive session to plan, review or discuss matters related to school safety, the disclosure of which, if conducted in public, would:
(1) be reasonably likely to impair the effectiveness of such measures; or
(2) create a reasonable likelihood of jeopardizing the safety or security of an individual or a school, including a building, public utility, resource, infrastructure, facility or information storage system.
(b) The executive session may be held during an open meeting or at the conclusion of an open meeting or may be announced for a future time. The reason for holding the executive session must be announced at the open meeting occurring immediately prior or subsequent to the executive session. If the executive session is not announced for a specific time in the future, members of the agency shall be notified twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the time of the convening of the meeting specifying the date, time, location and purpose of the executive session.
(c) Official action on discussions held pursuant to subsection (a) shall be taken at an open meeting. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require that any meeting be closed to the public, nor shall any executive session be used as a subterfuge to defeat the purposes of 65 Pa.C.S. § 704 (relating to open meetings).
(d) As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:
“Executive session” shall have the meaning given to the term under 65 Pa.C.S. § 703 (relating to definitions).
“School entity” shall mean a school district, intermediate unit, joint school, area career and technical school, charter school, regional charter school or cyber charter school.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. IV, § 425, added 2018, June 22, P.L. 241, No. 39, § 2, effective July 1, 2018. Amended 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 6, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].
24 P.S. § 4-425, PA ST 24 P.S. § 4-425
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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