| The decision-making of Boards of Education is done at meetings that are convened and presided by the superintendents of the boards of education who represent and act on behalf of the boards. The attendance of the chairpersons of individual boards of education and more than half of the committee members is needed to stage an official meeting and vote. The order of business is decided by the majority of committee in attendance, but if the pros and cons are equal, final decisions are referred to the chairpersons of the boards of education. Provided that decisions are viewed as fair, the committee will not discuss any aspects related to personal and business affairs of individual committee members. The meetings are basically open to the public as indicated by the presence of observers in the above picture.