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Orange Unified accused of ‘full ambush’ to fire superintendent; did it violate open meeting law?

Under the Brown Act, a majority of members on an elected board cannot discuss with one another anything that is on the agenda...This prohibition applies to any form of non-public group meeting and secretive serial meetings in which one member contacts individual members or through a chain of communications, in which A calls B, who calls C, who calls D to assure an outcome... The email laid out plans for the meeting and how Ledesma and board member John Ortega planned to try to avoid discussions with the opponents of the termination “so as not to get dragged into their discussion.”


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