No State Board of Education Open Door Violation
November 25, 2013 — The Region’s representative to the State Board of Education says he did not violate state open door law as accused. Indiana’s Public Access Counselor agrees.
In a letter from counselor Luke Britt, Board of Ed, Luke Britt ODL opinion 11-25-13, he says that neither Tony Walker nor nine other State Board members broke the law.
Superintentendent Of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz sued them, saying they had met in secret in violation of state Open Door Law for openness and public access to policymaking.
She said they acted against her authority by asking lawmakers for school performance data.
The ten members, including Walker, signed a public letter requesting legislative help.