The Springfield school board has been reprimanded for violating the state Open Meetings Act for a closed-door discussion about the demolition of the historic Enos School last year.
Board members met in private last June to discuss a last-ditch attempt by a developer to save the school and convert it into apartments. The school board ultimately proceeded with its original plan to tear down and replace the aging structure.
But the Attorney General’s Office says the debate over the issue should have been done in public, and ordered the minutes of the closed-door meeting to be released. [School board president Chuck Flamini said he had not seen the ruling yet and declined to comment.]