After talking up how much they value “inclusiveness” and “collaboration,” the leaders of a state-backed venture retreated behind closed doors to discuss how they plan to save struggling students in Connecticut’s poorest high schools. … More Public Shut Out Of $300M Schools Fix
When watchdog reporting means ordering a bowl of pasta. … More School Board Eats Out & Opens Up
After reviewing my appeal, the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ruled that both the police department and police commission had broken the law at nearly every step as they developed a policy on allowable drug use by applicants. … More Police Illegally Hid Secret Drug Policy
A consultant advised New Haven’s Board of Education not to put any part of the schools superintendent’s upcoming performance review on paper, other than a single summary sheet at the end.
Otherwise, he warned, the public would find out what’s really in it, through a public-records request. … More School Board Told How To Keep Superintendent’s Eval Secret
By not posting completed agendas on time and whispering to each other during meetings, a school board committee violated the state’s open meetings law, concludes a preliminary state open-government opinion. … More FOIC Staff: School Board Violated Law