Jefferson County Public Schools v. Courier-Journal, Jefferson Circuit Court (2009)

The school board conducted its annual evaluation of the superintendent in closed session. The Courier-Journal complained to the Attorney General, who held that the closed meeting violated the Open Meetings Act. JCPS appealed to Jefferson Circuit Court, and the court affirmed the Attorney General’s decision that the school board violated the Open Meetings Act. The court also awarded costs and attorneys’ fees, holding that the school board’s violation was willful.