Friday, November 01, 2013
Women Claim Kingsport Leaders Are Breaking the Law
The Kingsport Board of Education and the Sullivan County Board of Education have been dismissed from a lawsuit, but Kingsport’s mayor and aldermen may still be on the hook. Two Kingsport women fear the educators and the city leaders broke the Sunshine Law. Angie Stanley and Monica Comsa were curious about school consolidations and messaged Vice Mayor Tom Parham on Facebook to ask about upcoming meetings. Parham wrote back and said a leadership team, involving school board members from both the city and county, the mayor and city manager were getting together to discuss the issues. Stanley and Comsa say this is a violation of Tennessee’s open meetings law. The defense says no laws were broken because no decisions were made and no policies were changed during these meetings.