OUSD to hold special meeting May 6 after regular meeting to discuss anticipated litigation


A special closed session meeting of the Ojai Unified School District Board of Governors has been called for 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, to discuss anticipated litigation.

The meeting will be held via teleconference due to COVID-19 physical-distancing requirements.

The board was already scheduled to meet on May 6 at 5 p.m., and that meeting will commence as planned.

A special meeting can only be called if there is 24-hour notice of the meeting, according to the state’s open-meeting laws.

Wednesday’s special meeting is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. and the agenda was sent out at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday —  23 hours and 59 minutes before the start of Wednesday’s meeting — which may explain the unusually late hour for the special meeting.

To view the 8:15 p.m. special meeting agenda, visit: 

There is an opportunity at the start of the special meeting before the board adjourns to closed session to make public comments by submitting them electronically at 

The public can view the brief start of the meeting and end of the meeting that are public, online via:

— Or via District Facebook at


Prior to the 8:15 p.m. special meeting, there will be a regular open school board meeting that will start at 5 p.m., also via teleconference.

To see that agenda, visit:

At the 5 p.m. meeting, the board is scheduled to vote on an exclusive right to negotiate agreement for the lease of the Chaparral/school district property, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 

To view the proposed agreement, visit:


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The other agenda item is a contract with Sage Realty for property consulting and brokering services related to the lease of the district office. That agenda item has been postponed at the previous two school board meetings.

Costs are broken down for those services from $225 to $75 an hour.

To view the contract, visit:

There is an opportunity at the start of the meeting for public comments on any topic or a specific agenda item by submitting it electronically at:

The public can view the meeting online via:

— Or via District Facebook at










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