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Despite the law, DeKalb school minutes vanish without a trace

February 28, 2011 --

Local governments in Georgia can use paper or computer software to comply with Georgia’s Open Meetings Act, which requires that government agencies keep records of official meetings. DeKalb County schools are in the education business, but they haven’t learned to adhere to that basic principle. School officials can’t produce minutes of two meetings where a controversial salary audit was discussed, nor the audit’s executive summary that was supposedly kept in the official file of a third meeting.

Jan. 26

January 26, 2011 --

Judge affirms $17.5M judgment in airport billboard case Developer in Gwinnett bribery case may have immunity State takes back tax refunds, leaves Georgians with overdraft fees Financial problems plague DeKalb school board member DeKalb: ‘Human error’ was behind suspect’s mistaken release Police: Allegedly drunk prosecutor fled from officers