Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Better OPMA compliance promised by Spotswood school board

On January 28, 2014, I asked the Spotwood Board of Education to better comply with the Open Public Meetings Act.  See my blog entry here.

Today, I received the following response from the Board's attorney.
From:    David Rubin rubinlaw@att.net
to:         John Paff paff@pobox.com
cc:        Scott Rocco ,
             and ksanford@spotswood.k12.nj.us

Date:    Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 2:44 PM

subject:   Correspondence to Spotswood Board of Education

Dear Mr. Paff:

Your January 28, 2014 e-mail to the Spotswood Board of Education has been referred to me for a response.  I have reviewed your concerns with my client, and have been authorized to advise you as follows.   The Board is committed to honoring its obligations under the Open Public Meetings Law, and will take steps to assure that a resolution is adopted prior to each closed session, stating specific subject matters to be discussed consistent with existing case law on the matter.  The Board will also endeavor to provide somewhat more detail in its private session minutes -- again, consistent with prevailing case law.

Thank you for your bringing your concerns to our attention.

Very truly yours,
David B. Rubin
David B. Rubin, P.C.
44 Bridge St., P.O. Box 4579
Metuchen, NJ  08840
Phone:  (732) 767-0440
Fax:  (732) 321-0344
Email: rubinlaw@att.net
Website:  www.rubinlaw.net

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