The Redlands Daily Facts reports that the Rialto school board is to decide tonight whether to accommodate Richard McKee's demand that it correct two prior actions he calls violative of the Ralph M. Brown Act. McKee, President Emeritus of Californians Aware, says that the trustees first violated the law in using a closed session on November 5 to award outgoing Superintendent Edna Davis-Herring a severance package worth $300,000.
When the board used an open session 12 days later to ratify that decision, McKee says, the posted agenda listing, "Adoption of Resolution No. 08-09-21 confirming prior action of the Board of Education (Ref. K 5.1-11)" violated the law in that it was "impermissibly vague and did not provide fair warning to the public of what was being considered and acted upon by the Board," McKee says.