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OM 13-29 Valley Breeze v. Pawtucket School Committee (Violation)

The School Committee violated the OMA during its August 6, 2013 open meeting because the front door to the building was locked. The School Committee acknowledges that the Administration Building is locked for safety reasons but access is obtained through a buzzer system. The Complainant alleges he rang the buzzer several times and was unable to gain access into the building. The OMA requires "[e]very meeting of all public bodies shall be open to the public unless closed pursuant to §§ 42-46-4 and 42-46-5." R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-3.

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