For the second time in less than a year, the Illinois Attorney General's office has stated it believes the Jersey Community Unit School District 100 board violated a provision of the Open Meetings Act. In the most recent case, the board went into executive session on May 19 to discuss what it called possible pending litigation, but the AG's office has released a statement referencing a precedent where the possibility of litigation was not sufficient to justify a closed meeting.
In order to remedy the situation, the school board has been advised to release the portion of both the audiotape and written minutes of the closed session referencing the e-mail that prompted the discussion of litigation, according to Superintendent Ed Settles.
Earlier this year, the Attorney General's Office stated the Jersey Community Unit School District 100 board violated a provision of the Open Meetings Act on January 3, but remedied any possible issue in March. The problem was a percieved lack of opportunity to comment on district realignment at the January meeting.