This from the State Journal:
Superintendent Harrie Buecker earned the highest rating in most categories of her yearly evaluation, in what became the first time the Franklin County Board of Education gauged its superintendent in public.
An attorney general’s 2008 ruling that the annual performance reviews be made public is under appeal in circuit court, leaving Kentucky school boards to decide whether to follow the ruling, or forego it.
Buecker said she wanted to conduct the review in the open as a “matter of good faith.” ...
Historically, Kentucky school boards evaluate their superintendents in a closed session, citing an exemption to the state’s open meetings law that allows public agencies to meet in private to discuss specific personnel issues.
But the practice came under scrutiny last summer, when a Spencer County Board of Education member filed a complaint with Attorney General Jack Conway, who ruled in August that the reviews must be conducted in public.
Kentucky’s open meetings law allows for private personnel discussions only if it “might lead to the appointment, discipline or dismissal” of the individual. General personnel discussions must be conducted in public.
The Spencer County Board of Education has since appealed the decision...