February 24, 2017
Re: Recent Appellate Ruling on Rice Notices
We would like to bring to your attention a recent Appellate Division ruling (Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, Kean University’s Board of Trustees) that employees and prospective employees are entitled to receive a “Rice Notice” when a matter involving their employment is placed on the board’s agenda. In addition, the ruling addresses the “prompt availability” of minutes and the need to adopt a meeting schedule that will enable such a release. The decision is online here: http://www.njslom.org/legislation/Kean-Federation-of-Teachers-v.-Morell.pdf
The League is reviewing this decision and will provide you with comments shortly.
Michael J. Darcy, CAE