The Board of Estimate and Taxation approved a new set of minutes for a meeting which a state judge said was improperly closed to the public.
The Board of Education, in a separate meeting, cast two votes to approve the minutes, but most of its members either abstained or were not eligible to weigh in on the matter.
After most municipal elections, newly elected officials and returning incumbents are invited to a forum at Town Hall about public meeting protocol and the Freedom of Information Act.
And while it is often said that showing up is half the job, in this instance, it is the wrong half. Next year they should listen carefully, ask some questions, maybe even be required to take some notes and pass a short quiz afterward, because the lessons never seem to stick.