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95-IB04: RE: Freedom of Information Act Complaint 29 Del. C. §10005(e)

Written on: January 23rd, 1995 in 10002(g) Meeting

The Complainant alleged that Woodbridge School District was holding meetings in violation of Delaware’s Open Meeting Law. The District would hold breakfast meetings attended by the Board, district administrative staff and invitees and discuss “suggestions for betterment of the school system.” The District argued that public business was not conducted during these meetings and that the meetings did not meet the definition of “public meeting”. Held: A discussion of suggestions for betterment of the school system is considered public business. Because a quorum of the Board was present, the breakfast meetings should be considered public meetings within the meaning of the statute.

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