Board of Education Retreats

The MCPS Board of Education has not been making minutes from Board Retreats available to the public on the Board of Education website.  

The Parents' Coalition has obtained Draft Minutes from the Board Retreats held during 2007, 2008 and 2009 and are making them available to the public.

January 18, 2007
May 31, 2007
June 24, 2008
October 6, 2008
January 26 & 27, 2009
May 8, 2009 

October 27, 2009: MCPS Board of Education found in violation of Maryland Open Meetings Act with respect to retreats held during 2007, 2008 and 2009 under Board Presidents Nancy Navarro and Shirley Brandman.
The Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board opinionstates: 

"that certain items considered during the course of retreats of the County Board were subject to the Open Meetings Act; minutes for those retreats were required. While minutes were prepared, the minutes were deficient in that they lacked the County Board's approval."

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