Elizabethton Star: School system may have violated Open Meetings Act

The Elizabethton Star reported today that the Carter County Board of Education may have violated the state’s Sunshine Law by not giving adequate notice of a special called meeting where it decided to sue the city of Elizabethton.

The director of schools told the newspaper that it did not advertise the meeting, but posted it at its office and notified a news reporter.

The reporter said she received no communication from the school district. But Rick Hollow, attorney for the Tennessee Press Association, said even if she had, the actions by the school board still would not have constituted adequate public notice.

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