Former Richardson ISD board member alleges board secretly deliberated before votes

By Nanette Light
The Dallas Morning News
Originally published July 9, 2018

A former Richardson ISD school board member has sued the school district and its board of trustees, alleging “continuous and systematic” violations of the state’s open meetings law.

David Tyson Jr. – a black businessman who has challenged the validity of the all-white board in the diverse district – said in the civil lawsuit that the school board has participated in a long-running practice of violating the state’s open meetings laws. The result, he alleged, has been that votes are merely “rubber-stamp” formalities.

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