Monday, January 04, 2010

School Committee emails violate Open Meeting Law

On December 31, 2009, the SJC released their opinion in District Attorney for the Northern District vs. School Committee of Wayland, opining that the School Committee had indeed violated the state's Open Meeting Law by emailing amongst themselves comments on the performance of their superintendent of schools. The Court went on to say that in order to cure this violation, the school committee must release the written comments of the individual school board members. (See Footnote 9 of above-mentioned case.)

See our Massachusetts Law About Open Meeting Law for more information on this subject.