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School Committee and Open Meeting Law Violations

Last night at the school committee meeting, the chair of the SC announced that there had been an open meeting violation filed and completed.  Actually there were two.

The first was for having an executive session meeting to discuss wages for Teaching Assistants and Cafeteria workers.  The second was for not providing the minutes in a timely fashion and not providing them to a citizen upon request in a timely fashion.

The AG did find that both violations did happen but considers neither to be intentional, and “we commend the Committee for acknowledging the latter violation and adopting a policy intended to prevent similar violations in the future”

However there are six footnotes in the finding which point to the seriousness of the violations.

To complete finding can be found at www.mass.gov/ago/

In the banner near the top of the page, click on Government Resources 

Then click on Open Meeting Law 

On the page that opens in the middle column named Open Meeting Law Resources

 Click on Browse OML Determinations

In the column named, Date of Determination scan down to and click on 03/24/2014

The letter of determination will either open or download as a pdf to you machine.

Please read it carefully.

If you have a problem getting it, email me at monquestions@comcast.net and I can help you or email you the letter.

Thank you.  

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