The state’s largest paper has an article today about the Sioux Falls School District’s use of a loop hole in the law to get around the open meeting law. It seems if the Superintendent appoints a committee (instead of the school board) the committee can remain totally secret — including it’s membership. Stanley County’s school board intentionally disbanded all their committees and had the superintendent appoint them just so their business could stay secret.
To suggest that this is arrogant on the part of these groups — I’m not even sure that word covers it. My public educated vocabulary fails me.
Expect the legislature to re-address this loop-hole.