Open Meeting laws

Esrati report, episode 7 How many public meetings do you need?

Welcome to the Esrati Report- this is the first post with the new blog theme. Would love to hear what you think in comments. Why am I doing live video blogs daily, instead of the old style posting you ask? Well, one, because local news is full of car crashes, fires, credit card skimmers and Read More

Dayton Public Schools takeover by the State can’t happen soon enough

Steve Jobs was purported to say “A” people hire “A” people. “B” people hire “C” people. Dayton Public Schools is an example of what happens when “F” people hire. Seriously. It doesn’t get any stupider than this: Dayton Public Schools hopes a two-year, $537,000 advertising campaign will boost the district’s enrollment and attendance numbers, Superintendent Read More

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

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