Delta County school board, superintendent cautioned about Sunshine Law

Delta County Independent: The Sunshine Law was created to ensure transparency of all public business and Delta County School Board member Beth Suppes reminded the audience of its existence.

Suppes cautioned the board and Superintendent Caryn Gibson to ensure they follow the Sunshine Law. Suppes’ brief discussion about the Sunshine Law during the Jan. 26 school board meeting held at Delta County High School came after Gibson mentioned that she wanted to have a formal vote on the purchase of a 2023 Suburban in the amount of $54,425 for the school district. Gibson said she had discussed the matter on the phone with most of the board members yesterday (Jan. 25) but wanted an official approval of the purchase made at their meeting.

Suppes said her decision not to vote yesterday had nothing to do with board policy. She said  she could not cast a vote towards purchasing the vehicle because it would have been a violation of the Sunshine Law, which she said prevents discussion of items and voting outside of public meetings. 

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