You can read the complaint at the link.
- Trustees staging discussions of personnel matters during a "legal meeting," which is a type of meeting where a public body can only discuss litigation or potential litigation.
- Making a decision during the July 22 "legal meeting" to consider Martinez's alleged misconduct in a public hearing.
- Asking Martinez to attend a "legal meeting" with the trustees and their in-house counsel, which is prohibited by state law.
- The trustees' decision to terminate the superintendent's contract without public notice or agenda.
- Making an offer of $100,000 to get Martinez to voluntarily resign.
- After Martinez refused, making another offer of $200,000 as a result of more deliberation by the school board.
The Board's violations were flagrant, but of course to somebody like me it is absolutely no surprise at all.
The $500 apiece sanction is chicken feed compared to what they should get.