2/18/16 BOT meeting agenda #9

Agenda item: APPROVAL of Request by Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office for copies of verbatim record of closed sessions of the Board of Trustees from February 2014 and March 2014.

McGuire argues that there has to be a subpoena or court order to justify release of closed session records, since there are confidential records involved. It will open the college to further liability/litigation. There must be a protective order.

Bernstein asks for Counsel to comment. Counsel states that the protective order is already in place and that is provided by statute.

Lengthy exchange follows with Birt and Counsel taking haughty tones. Split vote on this item, 4-3 with the boycotters voting no.