Open Meetings act

School board hell bent on violating sunshine laws again- just to show they can at will

Expecting anything remotely resembling rational behavior from the Board of Education that hired two sociopathic superintendents in a row would be like suddenly believing in Santa Claus on your death bed. The board just had to pay their old attorney, Brian Wildermuth of Subashi Wildermuth & Justice, to file a response in my appeal to Read More

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

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

Judges rule, Superintendents lie on the stand. Chaos as usual for DPS

Judge Richard Skelton issued his ruling around 1:30 today. I was on an airplane headed back to Cincinnati from a quick trip to Tampa. I went live on Facebook from  the airport, and then spent the trip back to Dayton talking the case over with friends who know mire than me, and calling the Ohio Read More