Uh-oh, I think somebody is breaking the rules.

http://www.boardbook.org/apps/bbv2/public/index.cfm?memberkey=0079906

A few days ago I looked at this webpage and printed off the meeting information notice for tomorrow’s school board meeting (June 18, 2008).

As a matter of fact I am looking at the printed pages right now in my hand.

If you go to the link provided above, tomorrow’s meeting is not listed. Where did it go I wonder? I smell something fishy going on.

According to the board’s own rules that information has to be posted for a continuous 72 hours before the meeting. Was it cancelled or did someone delete the posting in the hope of keeping certain veiwers out?

Look here under the section for Board Meetings (Legal)

http://www.tasb.org/policy/pol/private/079906/pol.cfm?toc=B

It states in part that:

Notice of a Board meeting shall be posted on a bulletin board at a

place convenient to the public in the central administration office for

at least 72 hours before the scheduled time of the meeting. That

notice or a notice posted at another Board-designated place shall

at all times be readily accessible to the public for at least 72 hours

before the scheduled time of the meeting.

 

Gov’t Code 551.043(a),

551.051; City of San Antonio v. Fourth Court of Appeals, 820 S.W.

2d 762 (Tex. 1991)

 

If the District is required to post notice of a meeting on the Internet,

the District satisfies the requirement that the notice must be posted

in a place readily accessible to the general public at all times by

making a good-faith attempt to continuously post the notice on the

Internet during the prescribed period.

The District must still comply with the duty to physically post the

notice in the central administration office and if the District makes a

good-faith attempt to continuously post the notice on the Internet

during the prescribed period, the physically posted notice must be

readily accessible to the general public during normal business

hours.

Gov’t Code 551.043(b)

If the District maintains an Internet Web site, in addition to the other

place at which notice is required to be posted, the Board must also

concurrently post notice of a meeting on the Internet Web site.

A district that contains all or part of the area within the corporate

boundaries of a municipality with a population of 48,000 or more

must also, concurrently with the notice, post on the District’s Internet

Web site the agenda for a Board meeting, if the agenda differs

from the posted notice.

The validity of a posting of a district that made a good-faith attempt

to comply with the Internet posting requirements is not affected by

a failure to comply that is due to a technical problem beyond the

control of the District.”

 

 

 

 

That part about the district web site is awfully interesting to me. Just as a precaution I took a photo of the webpage listing the meeting info next to my cell phone listing today’s date. Here you go.

proof-72 hours

Then I emailed the school board president and asked if the meeting was cancelled. I’ll be surprised if I get an answer before the meeting.

 

 

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