Friday • March 27, 2020
HCPSS Board of Education Found in Violation of Open Meetings Act
Remember the time when two HCPSS Board of Education members (Jen Mallo and Sabina Taj) held a private text message conversation to discuss redistricting strategy during a public Board meeting on November 18, 2019 as crucial decisions on the Fall 2019 HCPSS redistricting plan were made?
Ever wonder if there was something illegal about that?
“On the basis of the submissions, we find that the County Board violated the Act when two of its members exchanged electronic messages, during a public meeting, on the business that the County Board was considering at the time.”
The full response from the Maryland OMCB for Open Meetings Act Complaint 20-19, which details the rationale beyond this decision, is shown below.