An Open Meetings Act (OMA) lawsuit against the Barrington School Committee for unlawfully meeting in closed session to discuss the merits of instituting a mandatory breathalyzer policy for all students attending school dances. The lawsuit was later expanded to include the further charge that the school committee, by using “vague boilerplate terminology, … routinely fails to specify the nature of the business to be discussed on public agendas,” and has also failed to provide adequate public notice of some of its meetings.



Howard Merten & Keith Fayan

Date filed

August 14, 2009