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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Springfield (Mo.) school board says finance committee not official

from the Springfield News-Leader:
Following questions about why the Springfield school board finance committee wasn't complying with the Sunshine Law, the board now contends it wasn't an official standing committee.

The board argues that even though the committee has met regularly -- often at least monthly -- for at least eight years and various board members have served on it, it was merely an advisory group.

"That's a technicality," said Jean Maneke, a lawyer with the Missouri Press Association. "It doesn't make any sense if they're not part of the board."
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