Judge rules R.I. Board of Education violated open government law

A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the state Board of Education violated an open government law for failing to properly respond to a petition by the Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU and more than 15 other organizations filed suit to require the Board of Education to hold a public hearing on a requirement that links the NECAP test to high school graduation.

According to the ACLU, Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Luis Matos ruled that the board violated the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) by not responding in writing to a petition filed last June by the ACLU. On Friday, the Board of Education was given 30 days by the court to formally respond to the petition. Continue>>>