A message from David Medina, Director of External Communications for Hartford Public Schools, was just released regarding the barring of media from Monday evening’s meeting at Classical Magnet School:
It was the intention of the district to hold a private meeting between the Superintendent and families of Classical Magnet School on Monday, Feb. 13, that would not fall under the FOIA’s definition of a public meeting.
Upon consultation with our attorney, we have been advised thatbecause the term “School Governance Council” was used to invite parents to the meeting and in communications with the press, the meeting was considered a public meeting.
This was our error.
You can read about the controversy here.