What is it w/SD school boards and closed door meetings anyway?

This time it isn’t in Harrisburg. Surprise!

When serving the public, even in a non-elected, volunteer role, you still have an obligation to your duties. I remember getting gaveled by Mayor Munson at a SF City Council meeting for making a comment about the Ethics Committee being political appointees (which they are) and he went off on a tangent about how they are volunteers, blah, blah, blah. Well goody-goody gumdrops, that volunteerism should not subvert their duties.

from the Black Hills Monitor;

And committee chairman Dennis Popp says the group isn’t elected and doesn’t represent anybody. Usually, school superintendents and chiefs of police aren’t elected either, but they’re required to do the public’s business….in public!

What is creepy about this is that it wasn’t the RC school board that had the meetings it was a volunteer subcommitee made up of business people, that’s scary. I find more and more that business groups in SD love property and sales tax increases because it doesn’t affect them just the working stiffs they pay low wages to already. If they are giving advice to a school board, it better be out in the open, for our wallets sake!