Violations nullify Capital School District’s pay raises: Ruling: Vote not well-publicizedWritten by DOUG DENISON The News Journal
Because of the violation, the AG’s Office has declared the administrative raises invalid and has given the board 20 days to decide how to reconsider the issue in a FOIA-compliant setting.
The opinion upheld most of the FOIA violation claims laid out in an October complaint submitted to the AG’s Office by Margaret M. McKay, chair of the open government committee for the League of Women Voters of Delaware.
Its time to start holding school boards accountable and stop slapping them on the wrist.
Title 14, Chapter 10, subchapter 111, section 1053:
§ 1053. Oath of office of the school board member.
(a) Each school board member shall, before entering upon the duties of the office, take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution of the State of Delaware, and the laws of Delaware governing public education, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of school board member according to the best of my ability; and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have not directly or indirectly paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, or offered to or promised to contribute, any money or other valuable thing as consideration or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at the election at which I was elected to said office, so help me God (or I so affirm).”