Today Andrew Amelinckx in The Register Star has an excellent story about the strange Hudson school board meeting last Monday. The board had an open seat, and as they attempted to fill it, violated open meetings law while discussing it in executive session, according to an opinion from Robert Freeman, executive director for the NYS Committee on Open Government. Then, they failed to choose someone to fill the slot. The story ends with this quote from board member Peter Meyer:
“This was an insult to the four good citizens, all eminently qualified, who had answered the board’s request for volunteers and were then snubbed,” he said. “Following the bizarre vote (Dec. 14) to increase the Superintendent’s salary by 3 percent in the middle of an economic crisis, (Monday night’s) hijinks suggests that the board needs to get its act together.”
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