Email exchange between school board members not a public meeting, Va. high court rules

From Student Press Law Center

VIRGINIA — The exchange of emails by members of the Fairfax County School Board did not constitute a public meeting under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, the state Supreme Court ruled June 7.

The state justices affirmed in Hill v. Fairfax County School Board a lower court ruling, which held that the school board was not at fault when it exchanged numerous emails in the days leading up to a controversial vote in 2010 to close Clifton Elementary School.