School board’s meeting with attorney to be private, Tn.

From Times-Gazette:

Bedford County Board of Education plans to meet in a closed attorney-client session 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the school system central offices on Madison Street.

In general, meetings of governing bodies like the school board are subject to the Tennessee Open Meetings Act, nicknamed the “Sunshine Law,” which requires that they be open to the public. However, court interpretations of that law have held that bodies can meet in private with their legal counsel in order to preserve the legal principle of attorney-client privilege.