In a rebuke to the NYC Department of Education, which began closing School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings to the public in 2013, a New York appellate court has found that closing the meetings violates the state’s Open Meetings Law. In a decision released today, the New York Appellate Division, First Department found for the petitioner, Michael P. Thomas, and the intervenors, Public Advocate Letitia James and Class Size Matters, that SLT meetings must be open to the public. NYLPI represented Class Size Matters in the case.
For the court decision, click HERE.
For the press release, click HERE.
This win was covered in The New York Daily News, The Village Voice, and Chalkbeat New York.