D.C. Test Scores Are Disastrous
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While it is true that FOIA permits a public body to discuss personnel matters in executive session, “a public body must establish that the private discussion directly involved the consideration of an individual employee’s competency and abilities.” Del. Op. Att’y Gen. 13-IB01, 2013 WL 2477025, at *17 (Mar. 26, 2013)
Moreover, we have previously determined that a superintendent is not the “typical employee with potentially legitimate privacy concerns about his work performance” and that the public has a substantial interest in a superintendent’s job performance. Id., at *18.
we find that members of the public were entitled to monitor and observe the Board member’s discussion of the renewal of Mr. Burrow’s Contract, even if a portion of that discussion touched on his competency and abilities as superintendent. Id.
On Tuesday, at our regularly scheduled board meeting, myself and Harrie Ellen Minnehan turned in our district issued iPads and have opted to use personally owned devices in our capacity as elected officials. If we are going to ask the district to cut, we must cut too.