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The complaint focuses on three executive sessions held to discuss damage control relating to allegations of plagiarism against Superintendent  of Schools David Fleishman.  You can read about it here.

The Open Meeting Law defines emergency as “a sudden, generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances demanding immediate action” – in this case, immediate action was “required” because the TAB and other media had started asking questions about a Lion’s Roar article accusing the Superintendent of plagiarism.

Even for a newspaper, it’s hard to accept that bad press rises to the level of an “emergency.”