FOI Complaint filed against education board chairman in CT

A Freedom of Information complaint has been filed against Board of Education Chairwoman Susan Hoffnagle, alleging email communications from February are in violation of FOI law.

The complaint was filed by fellow school board member Ray Rabago, persons with disabilities commission chairman Art Melycher and two others. A chain of emails sent on Feb. 19 between members of the Board of Education, members of the Board of Selectmen and Town Attorney Kevin Nelligan could constitute a meeting, depending on the ruling of the Freedom of Information Commission.

According to state statutes, all meetings must have minutes filed with the town clerk so that the public can have access to meeting details. Rabago said he asked Hoffnagle to post minutes for the email, which he said she declined to do. Continue>>>