Ohio Sunshine Laws

2nd District Court of Appeals eclipses the sunshine laws

There will be no sunshine in Dayton. Apparently, the Second District Court of Appeals still believes that it is the responsibility of those locked out of public meetings to prove that “deliberations took place” in a meeting they weren’t allowed to attend, observe, record. This is the polar opposite of what everything that is explained Read More

You’re invited! The Sunshine Laws Smackdown event. FREE! Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

The Dayton Public Schools had a committee hold an illegal secret meeting to decide what schools to close. I filed a lawsuit to hold them accountable to the Sunshine laws. It got dismissed by Judge Richard Skelton on really stupid grounds: He said I failed to prove they deliberated in a meeting I wasn’t allowed Read More

Incompetence at all levels of Dayton Public Schools

To recap: Under the previous school board, In November of 2016, there was a major violation of sportsmanship when Dunbar played an ineligible football player, and tried to throw a game to Belmont. It was bizarre and obvious that something smelled at DPS. The Ohio High School Athletic Association investigated, and pushed for the district Read More

Esrati and his video camera shut down first task force meeting before it starts

I couldn’t get an agenda. I couldn’t get confirmation of the meeting. I showed up before 9am, set up my camera, and waited. The Board Secretary and I exchanged pleasantries. I spoke to the Superintendent. I took a photo of the agenda (which I shared on FB and with the Dayton Daily News). The Superintendent Read More

Sunshine laws and Dayton Public School meetings

I had planned to write a post to define the Sunshine laws, how “work sessions” are supposed to work, and what a “business meeting” is. I was also going to cover how most elected bodies manage going into executive session, what they are allowed to talk about behind closed doors, and what it means if Read More

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