Wednesday • January 22, 2020
A Concerning Pattern of Statutory Violations by the HCPSS Board of Education
By Steven Keller
Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): A concerning pattern of statutory violations and ‘inadvertent mistakes’ have been made by the BOE over the past two months that is eroding public confidence and trust.
and OMA complaint 20-17.
OMA complaint 20-17 was submitted on December 18, 2019 , with a reply required within 30 days (by January 17, 2020), as seen in one of the letters attached to this post. On January 17, 2020, the attached email from private legal counsel was received, claiming that while the BOE (Chairwoman Mavis Ellis) had sent their office the actual complaint soon after it was received, Ms. Ellis irresponsibly hadn’t sent the actual ‘request for reply within 30 days’ letter from the Open Meetings Compliance Board (OMCB) until the very due date of January 17, 2020 , and as such, Ms. Bresler was requesting a 10 day extension for the reply.