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Thursday, March 27, 2008

UPDATED: School District Decides to Open Meetings

The Central Kitsap School District originally said committee meetings of the school board were closed to the public. Then Tim Ford, the Attorney General's Open Government Ombudsman, sent a letter to the District outlining why this was illegal. The District listened and decided to open its committee meetings.

This is good because some might have been considering litigation to achieve the same result. Now the District won't need to pay attorneys fees and penalties--and the public can attend meetings as the law requires.

UPDATE: The Kitsap Sun writes this editorial about the school district's decision to follow the law.