INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Democratic elections lawyer is suing the State Board
of Education for allegedly violating the state's open meetings law.
Bill Groth alleges the 10 gubernatorial appointees on the board held a
serial meeting when they emailed plans in October to move calculation of
the state's school grades to a legislative department.
Groth filed the suit Wednesday on behalf of four plaintiffs including a
former Lafayette schools superintendent.
Indiana's public access counselor determined last month the board didn't
violate the open meetings law but had come close to doing so.
A Marion County judge dismissed a similar lawsuit filed by Democratic
schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz, ruling she must have approval from the
attorney general before suing other state officials.