Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunshine Week

March 10-16, 2013 was national Sunshine Week, a time of national discussion about the importance of access to public information - that is the information produced by and maintained by the elected and appointed officials of all levels of government in our state. The Ohio Attorney General used this week as an occasion to release the latest edition of the "Yellow Book," a manual summarizing Ohio's laws in regard to Open Records and Open Meetings. Trust me, this manual is much more understandable for us lay folks than the language of the Ohio Revised Code.

As a public body, all Boards of Education of Ohio's public school districts fall under the these rules. If you have any questions about what constitutes a public document, what rights you have to see such documents, or how public meetings are to be conducted, this book is pretty helpful.

No comments:

Post a Comment