From The Herald Bulletin (Anderson):
Q: The Anderson school board recently appointed a person to fill a vacant seat. Along the way, they had an executive session to interview applicants.
Does this comply with the Open Door Law? They also conducted a public interview of candidates, and in another meeting they voted on the appointment.
A: The interview of prospective appointees behind closed doors was in violation of the Open Door Law.
IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(10) clearly states: “Interviews of prospective appointees must be conducted at a meeting that is open to the public.”
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