Two articles crossed my desk today regarding violation of open meeting laws.
The first article http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-grand-jury-xway-20140604,0,7022859.story involves Grand Jury indictments handed down to three public officials in Orlando for violation of Florida’s public meeting law.
The second article, http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/education/2014/05/28/kings-lawsuit/9681795/, cites improper public notice for a meeting by the board majority when they held a special meeting to hire an interim superintendent.
These articles serve as a reminder that all Florida school board members and other Florida officials are bound by Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Law, s. 286.011, F.S., commonly referred to as the Sunshine Law.
Director of Board Development
Florida School Boards Association