San Diego county school board cancels meeting to comply with open meeting law

The Grossmont Union High School District cancelled a special meeting to consider a threatened lawsuit after the media were not given adequate notice of the meeting. -db

East County Magazine
February 23, 2010

CAJON, Calif. – In response to a request by East County Magazine, the Grossmont Union High School District has announced cancellation of tonight’s special meeting. As noted in our story earlier today , ECM notified the district that the meeting was in violation of Brown Act requirements because the district failed to provide 24 hours to media outlets that requested prior notice of special meetings, and because the public has not been provided any description of threatened litigation on a closed session agenda.

District spokesperson Catherine Martin said in an e-mail that the district did post a notice of its website on the District website, as well as in display cases outside the lobby at the District Office and at the back entrance of the building at 3:55 p.m. yesterday. Martin said a clerical delay resulted in media not receiving notification until 9:07 this morning.

ECM’s request for a written description of the threatened legal action has been referred to the District’s legal counsel.

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