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Midland Park Board Wins Legal Challenge

A NJ court awarded a victory to the Midland Park Board of Education in an Open Public Meetings Act dispute.
A NJ court awarded a victory to the Midland Park Board of Education in an Open Public Meetings Act dispute. Photo Credit: Rebecca Abma

MIDLAND PARK, N.J. — A state appeals court ruled that the Midland Park Board of Education -- and school boards across New Jersey -- don't have to make reports, attachments and other documentation public when posting the board's agenda before a public meeting, northjersey.com reported.

The unanimous decision reverses a ruling by now-retired Bergen County Assignment Judge Peter E. Doyne.

Doyne issued his decision after resident and law professor David W. Opderbeck filed a legal action asking that the board provide all backup information for its meeting agendas to the public, claiming it was part of the meeting agenda, the website reported.

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