LATEST ON METCO
Two important new links:
• Letter from GATEHOUSE MEDIA Attorney to Wayland Public Schools
• WVN Newsletter on the matter
More about METCO on our METCO page
We will be updating the site over the next couple of months with new details. There's been at least one MORE Open Meeting Law violation by the School Committee, and other things that will raise your blood pressure. In the meantime, take a look at this from WVN to get started.
Latest Wayland News
Irony of The Week:
The School Committee going into Executive Session, i.e. the public is not invited, to discuss how to handle the recommended $1000 fine imposed on them by the AG's office for breaking the Open Meeting Law.
The Attorney General’s office has found Wayland to be in violation of the Open Meeting Law twice as many times as all of our peer towns combined:
|This is a combined list of the 2 sets of Peer Towns from Wayland's FinCom and School Committee.|
|Town||Determinations||Violations Found||Fine Imposed|
|The AG's office has imposed a fine for intentional violations on only 5 occasions, 2 of those against Wayland. The only other municipalities in the Commonwealth of MA that have been fined were Otis, Hamilton and Blandford, each with only one violation filed against them.|
These numbers refelect the number of OML determinations since 2010,
according to the Attorney General's website.
Quote of The Week:
Chris Hinckley, terminated Wayland Public Schools Accountant/Analyst – Wayland WickedLocal, June 26, 2014
"There’s people on the School Committee and elsewhere in town trying to sneak around to find something. They’re evil-minded with a personal agenda, and they’re out to make people look bad."
ANOTHER finding by the Attorney General's office that Wayland has broken the Open Meeting LawThis is NOT the same instance you saw here last month, where the recommended fine was $1000.
This is a brand new incident dated 6/16/2014. Click Here for details.
The official School Committee update on the missing METCO statements:
"The School Committee has taken appropriate action relative to the Metco Program Discretionary Account matter but, upon advice of Town Counsel, is not at liberty to say anything further."
Is this a satisfactory explanation?
For a brief overview of the issues concerning the
missing METCO statements, Click Here.