- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky attorney general’s office has found that the state Board of Education violated the Open Meetings Law by not notifying the public of a committee meeting to choose a firm to help with the search for a new commissioner.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (https://bit.ly/1Nimre7 ) reports that after Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announced his retirement this year, the state board voted April 1 to name a committee to choose a search firm to find Holliday’s successor.

Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Executive Director Jim Waters challenged the committee’s lack of publicly advertised and held meetings.

The board’s counsel said the committee was convened for a single task and not viewed as formal.

The attorney general’s office disagreed and said the committee was required to comply with the Open Meetings Act.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com


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