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In affirming the common pleas court decision, Judge Jeffrey Welbaum wrote that “the alleged lack of an open meeting did not invalidate a resolution, rule, or formal action of the school board.”
Two other judges concurred with Welbaum’s opinion.
Skelton had ruled that the task force was legally a committee of the Dayton Public Schools board of education, and subject to Open Meetings laws, but granted the city and school board’s motion seeking summary judgment and dismissing Esrati’s case.
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“There is no evidence that any deliberations occurred during the bus tour or any discussion of the prospective closing of school buildings,” Skelton ruled.
Esrati responded on his website saying, “You can’t prove what did or did not happen in a meeting if you can’t enter the room.”
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