State superintendent Glenda Ritz’s legal challenge against members of the panel she chairs goes before a Marion County judge Tuesday afternoon.
But the legal team representing Ritz — who’s accusing members of the State Board of Education of meeting in secret, violating Indiana’s open meetings laws — will first have to convince Judge Louis Rosenberg not to throw the suit out of court altogether.requesting the help of a legislative agency in calculating A-F grades violated Indiana’s Open Door Law.
It’s the latest escalation in an ongoing struggle between Indiana’s top elected school official and the Center for Education and Career Innovation — an agency Gov. Mike Pence created this year to oversee the State Board — for control over the direction of education policy in the state.
The Marion County Circuit Court has scheduled a hearing in Indianapolis at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Tuesday. Follow @kystokes for updates and StateImpact for posts later in the day.