Columbus Board of Education into super-secret mode

From The Columbus Dispatch:

You know things must be getting interesting when the Columbus Board of Education holds an entire three-hour board meeting without saying a single meaningful word in public.


When The Dispatch asked for clarification, district general counsel Larry Braverman said that the Columbus Board of Education's seven-members gathering wasn't "official business." So what was it? A party? Why was the district providing free meeting space for something that wasn't official business? And isn't ethics training something directly related to an elected board member's official activities? The trainer from the Ohio Ethics Commission made clear to reporters as she was leaving that she was there on official business — and being paid for it — regardless of what the board was there for.