Jun 2, 2011 10:32 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

DA: Board Violated 'Spirit' Of Open Meetings Law

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board might
not have been in direct violation of the Louisiana Open Meetings Law, but District Attorney Mike Harson says there was a "violation of the spirit of the law."
The Advertiser reports Harson spoke to the board during its regular meeting Wednesday, and gave the group a verbal warning for its phone calls and conversations prior to a scheduled discussion on May 4 about Superintendent Burnell Lemoine's contract.
Harson said during the conversation the word `votes' started to be thrown around.
Lemoine then pre-empted the discussion and told the board he would retire at the end of his current contract. Although a vote was never held, Harson says the conversations might have circumvented the law and resulted in the item being taken off the agenda.


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