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Keep in public

If the Baker School Board talks about director Kyle Knight during its meeting Thursday, the discussion should be open to the public.

And that’s not just our opinion.

It’s Oregon law.

Specifically, the ORS 192.660, which is part of the law governing how public bodies, such as school boards, must conduct their meetings.

Boards can discuss certain topics in so-called “executive” sessions, which are closed to the public. The topic the board is citing on the agenda for Thursday is “to hear complaints or charges brought against” a board member.

But the key section in the law is the one that follows. The board can discuss in private a director “who does not request an open hearing.”

Knight, though, wants the discussion to be public.

And according to the law, the choice is his.


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