School Chief Given Secret Salary Boost – Robert A. Bertsche Quoted in The Salem News

In the Press · August 2, 2010

Rob Bertsche is quoted in a story about the Peabody School Committee voting behind closed doors to grant merit pay to the school superintendent. For more than three months, The Salem News requested minutes from ten meetings that were not open to the public, and has since filed a complaint with the attorney general.

Recently, some minutes were made available, but they provided few details. Rob said that the limited information included the minutes could raise legal questions about the committee’s effort to act in good faith under the Open Meeting Law.

“They told the paper for months that they had to transcribe (the minutes); they had to go through them; they had to approve them. It was a big, difficult ordeal to produce these,” he said

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