An email went out to community leaders today from Adil Baguirov- but not from his board email- from his “American Power Transport” email address- italics is my replacing the email address, name and org name.
From: Adil’s private corporate email On Behalf Of Adil
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 12:56 PM
To: Community leader
Subject: August 8, from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m meeting at DPS
Community leader name,
DPS is preparing to hold a special “closed door” meeting for community leaders. The meeting will concentrate on the current status of negotiations with DPS teachers and DPS’ response and comprehensive plan. It would be good if you and anyone else you feel necessary could attend if your time permits, so that Community Organization is well represented and hears directly from DPS all the facts surrounding this important issue.
Instead of actually attending the negotiations and pushing the superintendent to settle and to stop the strike, he’s busy trying to sell community leaders on the mistake he made in hiring Rhonda Corr in the first place.
You can’t hold “closed door” meetings- at DPS HQ.
You can’t discuss the negotiations in public.
You can’t really believe that the community has any faith left in this board, or the leadership they’ve hired after a year of total chaos.
Can we see an injunction?
As reference, Ohio Revised Code:
4117.21 Collective bargaining meetings private.Collective bargaining meetings between public employers and employee organizations are private, and are not subject to section 121.22 of the Revised Code.Cite as R.C. § 4117.21Effective Date: 04-01-1984 .
From their own policy manual:
RELEASE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING INFORMATION
Negotiations between the Board and an employee organization are private and are not conducted in public session. Communication on behalf of the Board relative to the bargaining process with the news media and the public is by a person or persons designated by the Board; such communications are carried out in accordance with Board policy and the obligation or prerogative of the Board under the collective bargaining contract(s) or agreement(s).
LEGAL REFS.: ORC 102.03(B)