Concerns over items discussed during closed meetings being leaked to the public prompted the Gloucester County School Board this week to consider a change in policy to clarify that recording such encounters is prohibited.
During Tuesday’s meeting, which was held in the T.C. Walker Education Center Auditorium, the policy was approved on a first reading by a 4-3 margin. A second reading is required before the change is codified.
“I would like to know what is the genesis of all of this, Mrs. Rice,” school board member Darren Post asked fellow member Robin Rice, who had proposed the policy change.
“There has been information from our closed sessions leaked and shared with those members of our community outside of our board,” said Rice. “And so, in order to protect the confidentiality of both our staff and our students that has been entrusted to us, we need to put steps in place to protect it in the future.”
Post pressed Rice for “more specific explanation as to why this is bei...
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