Rice notices need not be given to tenured school board employees

Under New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), a public agency may discuss taking adverse action against a public employee in a closed (executive) meeting unless the employee being discussed exercises his or her right to have the discussion conducted in public. In order for the employee to meaningfully exercise that right, the public agency Read More …

Support OPMA and OPRA modernization bills S106 and S107

In a move that runs counter to the public interest, some local governing bodies are adopting a resolution opposing legislation that would modernize and strengthen the state’s Open Public Meetings and Open Public Records Acts. Review the facts with our model resolution. Read More …

Judge has enjoined Princeton school boards from future Sunshine Law violations

On October 13, 2017, Mercer County Judge Mary Jacobson issued injunctions requiring Open Public Meetings Act compliance by both the Public and Charter Schools in Princeton, New Jersey.  Judge Jacobson also pointed out the irony of one board violating OPMA while suing the other for OPMA violations! While NJFOG was not involved in this lawsuit, Read More …