Katherine Appy (4th from rt), Vira Douangmany Cage (2nd from left)
The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee has been cited yet again by the Attorney General's office for violating the Open Meeting Law.
Or maybe I should say just Amherst School Committee Chair Katherine Appy was cited since the AG used the term "individual violation".
Interestingly the violation is a result of Ms. Appy thinking that Regional School Committee Chair Trevor Baptiste overstepped his bounds when he announced to the committee he was going into "mediation" with the NAACP over a "breach of contract" from a 1993 consent agreement.
Regional School Committee attorney Regina Tate thought no such breach occurred.
That 20+ year old divisive issue related to discipline meted out to non white students at a higher rate than white students. An old issue that apparently never seemed to go away.