Jan 14, 2019 the court informed me this has been delayed thanks to Judge Froelich discovering he had a conflict.
Rescheduled for Mar 5, 2019, 10 am
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 to attend.
The violations were keeping me out of the meetings, refusing to allow me to video or audio record, threats to close meetings, failure to notify properly. The video above- pretty much explains it. The idea that I’m supposed to know what they did in a meeting I wasn’t allowed into is a “Catch 22” to say the least. If the court of appeals rules for the school board- they are gutting the Ohio Sunshine laws- which are already pretty weak. See ORC 121.22
If open meetings are important to you- come out and watch, and support me in my quest to protect our rights to keep our eyes and ears on those we elect.
Remember- when you elect someone, you effectively turn over your power to them to represent your interests. They work for us.
It’s already a travesty that the School Board has spent At least $35K defending themselves – to make sure their biggest critic was silenced and excluded.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10am
Where: 2nd District Court of Appeals, Dayton, 41 N. Perry Street Downtown Dayton 45402 Judges
Froelich, Welbaum, Tucker and ???
Court guidelines: No knives (even tiny ones), no cameras, no recording devices, don’t use your cell phone.
Parking: best option- 5 hour meters on W. Fourth street E. of Perry- or park free along the Dayton Flyer bus route- take it downtown and and then walk from the Schuster stop.
The oral arguments are time limited. This will end by lunch. Most of the time, court is held in empty court rooms. Because this issue is so important, your attendance will send a message.
Thank you for your support!