Open Meeting laws

The mysteries of school board meeting mojo

After I swore off attending Dayton Public School board meetings, I went to both the Wright State Board of Trustees committee day meetings, and to the Trotwood Madison Board of Ed retreat. The more I know about these political bodies, the more I scratch my head. Apparently, my legal video recording of the WSU board Read More

Different day, same circus. Dayton Public Schools tries Monday for a shit-show

Dayton Public Schools Board of Education meets on Tuesdays at five, except when they meet on Mondays at five. They meet to conduct business on the second Tuesday of the Month- except when they have a special meeting on a Monday at the end of the month. They discuss the public business at hand, in Read More

The Open Meetings Acts for dummies at Wright State (and elsewhere)

If there are two primary jobs of a university board of trustees, it is to hire and evaluate the President of a University and to keep track of the money. It would seem the WSU board of trustees can’t figure out where the money went and who to blame or praise. Maybe it’s because this Read More

Judge Skelton ignores the premise of the Open Meetings Act- dismisses case

Today Judge Richard Skelton dismissed the case Esrati vs DPS and Dayton City Commission on imaginary legal precedent. “However, as indicated in the Court’s decision denying the motion for a preliminary injunction, there is no evidence that any deliberations occurred during the bus tour or any discussion of the prospective closing of school buildings.” There Read More

School board to meet illegally tonight

6/22/18, 12:24 PM, Denise Gum, “Confidential Secretary to the Board Office Dayton Public Schools” sent out an email on behalf of William Harris, board president announcing a “Special Meeting–Fiscal Year” to be held this afternoon. Despite multiple warnings from me, the Superintendent et al have not published an agenda in advance of this meeting. It Read More

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