Board of Education Chair Mancuso Not Commenting on ACLU Lawsuits

Sep 19, 2013

The head of the state’s Board of Education says she can’t comment on legal action taken against the board by the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Board of Education chair Eva-Marie Mancuso, not currently commenting on the recent lawsuits brought by the ACLU.
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Board Chair Eva-Marie Mancuso says she’s going to let the legal process move forward. The ACLU took legal action this week saying a the board violated the open meetings law last week when it voted behind closed doors to reject a petition urging reconsideration of the NECAP testing requirement. 

“We voted in open, public forum. I mean, our minutes will reflect that we voted in private then we voted in public and there’s nothing more to add to it,” said Mancuso.

The lawsuit seeks a five thousand dollar fine against the board and a court order nullifying the board vote on the NECAP petition.

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