An interesting government transparency fight is playing out in Spencer County. The Spencer County Board of Education wants to do their superintendent’s evaluation in closed session. However, that violates Kentucky’s Open Meetings Act according to the Office of the Attorney General, who has already ruled on the issue. Now, all sorts of taxpayer funded organizations, including the Kentucky Department of Education, are lining up – in opposition to transparency.
Somehow, I think the Spencer Magnet News’ editorial on the issue gets it right.
What, exactly, are all the foes of transparency in this situation afraid of? If you think I am missing something, please provide a comment.