Saturday, May 01, 2010

Special BOE Meeting Monday

The Plainfield Board of Education
will meet in executive session
at 6:30 p.m. Monday May 3
at 1200 Myrtle Avenue
Action may be taken.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What action could the defeated incumbents and their "team" possibly want to take in such a rush before the new Board members are seated?

This smells fishy to me!

11:32 AM  
Blogger olddoc said...

The question is, could any action taken in closed session be legal or binding. Negotiations,a matters of a personal nature can be private but can a monetary commitment? I agree that a lame duck board special executive meeting one day before the new board is sworn in should be of great concern.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Bernice said...

If they come to a decision, they have to return to open session to vote. They are not allowed to take votes in closed session.
People may, however, sit around a long time waiting to see what happens. If they can't resolve whatever issue they are discussing in closed session, they will just come out and the president will declare no action will be taken.

3:40 PM  
Blogger olddoc said...

Thanks Bernice. That was the po9int that I was trying to make. The executive session is part of the called special meeting and in theory they have to return to the special meeting before adjourning. They could be counting on the Council meeting Monday night, and their habit of having long executive sessions to discourage any pubic participation.
I hope Jerry will use this maneuver in his communications to the Commissioner.

5:15 PM  

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