Confidential school board emails/reports from Superintendent to school trustees?
Original post made by Lou, Pleasanton Valley, on May 28, 2012
"Weekly calls for halt to confidential school board memos
Memos may be shaping public policy outside of public's eye" This article is available at the Palo Alto Weekly site at Web Link
The letter from the publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Bill Johnson, is here Web Link .
The letter says that educational policy and email and serial meetings are used behind the scenes and that is a violation of a law called the Brown Act. It says the Palo Alto Superintendent does this through regular Confidential memos and emails being sent out by the Superintendent to trustees.
Can the Pleasanton Weekly or Bill Johnson use a similar process in order to obtain copies of confidential school trustee memos and all emails from the Superintendent to board trustees in Pleasanton to see if this practice is occurring here?
I was wondering because when I attend city meetings, email correspondence from city internal managers to city council members or Questions and Answers asked from city council members posed to staff and answered are always available for viewing in the back of the room in a packet. I've never seen this in a packet at school board meetings. Can the Pleasanton Weekly get a copy of this type of correspondence for the last 6 months or do they not have email correspondence for the school trustees?