I've seen this lack of transparency issue brought up before. Evidently, it's bothering more people than just me. There's also been some discussion about problems about some of the times they've scheduled meetings that have blocked working people from attending. Here's Conrad Turner's opinion in today's paper.
July 03, 2011 6:00 AM
The Ector County school board has decided to have three board members meet on issues of importance and then inform the other four as to how they should vote on that particular issue. The purpose of this devious policy is to circumvent the law requiring a public posting of the purpose, place, time, etc. of meetings where a quorum (four) of members is present.
Underhandedness and hiding transparency has now become the policy of the ECISD board. The voters elected all seven members to be informed timely on issues by the superintendent and his staff or outside consultants and not by Board Chairman Tom Pace and two of his minions telling the other four pigeons how to vote.
As disgusting as that prospect is, that is not going to be the worst result of this new policy. The worst result is that our board of Trustees is communicating to the staff and the students that skirting the law for lazy and incompetent reasons, dealing in secret with tax dollars and telling little white lies is now accepted in ECISD.
A pox on all of their houses for their unethical and unprincipled actions.