Strike two it is for Jefferson County Schools’ Chief Academic Officer manning

I wrote on April 26, 2017 about the surprise announcement that the Lisa Herring, Chief Academic Officer (CAO) in the Jefferson County Public School District (JCPS), was a finalist to become Birmingham, Alabama’s new school superintendent. The surprise here was that Herring, who has been on the job less than a year in Louisville, was…

Unannounced meetings and locked doors: The latest assault on open government

The Bluegrass Institute’s commitment to open government is absolute. We were therefore dismayed to learn that the Kentucky Attorney General was recently compelled to instruct the Corbin Public Library Board on the fundamentals of the 43-year-old open meetings laws and to conclude that this public board’s conduct violated those laws. The board ran afoul of…