8/13: Montgomery County school board violates open meetings laws again!

August 13, 2011, Washington Examiner reports: "Montgomery County school board violates open meetings laws again":


Montgomery County's school board has broken state open meetings laws multiple times in the past several months, according to an independent ethics board.

The state's Open Meetings Compliance Board ruled that the school board was in violation when choosing its next superintendent and, previously, over a contentious decision to turn an organic farm in Potomac into soccer fields."

"In two separate rulings earlier this summer, the compliance board found that Montgomery violated the open meetings laws "in a number of ways" when the school board voted to lease an organic farm and former school site in Potomac to the county government to be turned into ball fields.

The Washington Examiner reported that County Executive Ike Leggett was meeting with a major local soccer group while he pushed the school system to lease the county the land -- years before outraged Potomac residents were given short notice of the move."

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