GOVERNANCE

Executive Session

In crafting the Freedom of Information Act law in our great state the General Assembly crafted the law to ensure that the Citizens are able to "learn and report fully the activities of their public officials."

While there are legitimate reasons to have executive sessions, these meetings should be the exception and not the norm. The board should conduct as much business in open meetings as possible so that the Citizens are an informed electorate. Executive session should be the exception, and not the norm.

GOVERNANCE

Open Meetings

The public’s business should be done in a public venue with the full board, not via e-mail or in secret backroom meetings. Joseph has pushed for full transparency during his time on the board, even spending thousands of his own money to force the school board to reverse course on their unlawful actions related to the Freedom of Information Act.