Wall Board of Ed. denies release of invoice yet “unapproved for payment”

UPDATE (11/1/2017): The School Board released a revised invoice on 8/23/2017 but has refused to release the original invoice issued by the vendor in June 2017. A court hearing on the OPRA complaint is scheduled for January 9, 2018. — Continue Reading →

Court consent order cites Lyndhurst officials’ violation of OPMA’s notice requirement

On June 16, 2017, a Bergen County Court found that a March 2016 joint meeting of the Lyndhurst Township Commission and Board of Ed. was not properly noticed and issued a consent order requiring that a shared service agreement be Continue Reading →

NJFOG takes West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education to court

NJFOG v. West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education, filed 3/17/17, is the latest effort by NJFOG to increase OPMA/OPRA compliance. The suit follows others in Mercer County against the Trenton Board of Ed. in 2015 and the Lawrence Township Council & Continue Reading →

CASE SUMMARY: NJFOG v. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional Board of Education et al.

Case Name:  NJFOG v. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional Board of Education et al. Docket Number:  MER-L-000562-17 County / Vicinage:  Mercer Filing Date:  March 17, 2017 Judge:  Jacobson, Mary C. Status:  Closed, disposed 11/08/2017   Overview: This case is an OPRA/OPMA lawsuit Continue Reading →

CASE SUMMARY: LFTG v. Elizabeth School District

  Case Name:  Libertarians for Transparent Government (LFTG) v. Elizabeth School District Docket Number: UNN-L-0160-17 County: Union Filing Date: January 11, 2017 Presiding Judge: Mega, Robert J. Status:   Open.  (Pending Order to Show Cause hearing on March 10, 2017)   Continue Reading →

N.J. school district did not violate Sunshine Law, judge says

The Appellate Division on August 18 reversed a lower court ruling that required the Midland Park School Board to provide more documentation with its meeting agendas.  The upper court said the outdated OPMA law did not require it but called Continue Reading →