Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MoCo Board of Education Violates the Maryland Open Meetings Act during the Superintendent Search

Montgomery County's Board of Education did it again. 
This time, the violation of the Maryland Open Meeting Act occurred during the search for the new School Superintendent.

The State's Open Meetings Compliance Board found that the Board of Education violated OMA by creating a citizens committee to involve the public during closed deliberations.  The remedy?  The Compliance Board states that the Board of Education should make the minutes of the discussions of the improperly closed meeting available. 

Also in the opnion, the Compliance Board encourages the Board of Education to close its meetings more sparingly.

So - will Dr. Starr bring more transparency to the MoCo Board of Education table?  Time will tell.

While we are waiting, you can read the full opinion here:

http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/62051757?access_key=key-19v460gm2acqv0y50zl4




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