By: Diane Benjamin
The bird-cage liner just reported the Decatur School Superintendent is taking a new job in Heyworth. Since the Decatur paper is a sister publication, they got the story from them. (Saves salaries just reprinting articles)
The story claims the School Board voted 4-3 not to extend Lisa Taylor’s contract.
The article clearly states the vote took place in CLOSED session. Votes are not allowed in Closed Session!
It’s illegal. Lisa Taylor’s firing is illegal if it really took place in closed session.
Illinois has an Open Meetings Act to prevent secret discussions and votes. The citizens of Decatur have a right to know who voted to fire her. Who are the FOUR “fire her” votes.
When the media doesn’t know the law, those in charge can do anything they want with repercussion. No wonder Illinois is corrupt!
Nobody thought to find out what her salary in Decatur is and what Heyworth is paying her?
No, real news doesn’t matter.
See the story here, however I expect the wording to be changed at some point: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/decatur-school-chief-takes-job-in-heyworth/article_abcb7d70-8e57-5fc6-b824-4e3b7d78688e.html
Here’s how it was reported: