Did the Utica school board break the Open Meetings Law?

From Utica Observer-Dispatch:

UTICA — School boards legally can meet in private for several reasons, including matters of security, contract agreements or to discuss pending litigation.

One thing they can’t talk about in executive session: The budget.

Yet that’s what some members of the Utica City School District Board of Education say happened Tuesday.


NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for October 12, 2012

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

Michigan schools create their own FOIA interpretations


Highway chief: Town board violated open meetings law

From Auburnpub.com:

Rick Waldron felt good.

After spending months researching, traveling and bargaining for a new tractor, the longtime Springport highway superintendent believed he had finally ironed out a good deal. So when it was his turn to speak during Springport's monthly meeting on April 9, Waldron stood in front of the town board and detailed his work.