UNC Board of Governors meets this week, withholds records in runup

This week, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, the Board of Governors holds committee and full board meetings in Chapel Hill.

The board will meet in regular session 9:00 a.m. on Thursday and 9:00 a.m. on Friday in the Board Room of the UNC Center for School Leadership Development at 140 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill.

There will also be three committee meetings by teleconference on Tuesday at the Spangler Center at 910 Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill.

You can find the tentative agenda for the meetings here and here.

The run-up to the full board meeting this month has been less than transparent. Despite repeated requests from N.C. Policy Watch, the board has yet to supply membership rosters for several task forces and sub-committees that have worked on important issues to be discussed this week by the full board. Board members have been engaged in a campus tour, the schedule of which has not been publicly provided. Last week, several dates into the tour, N.C. Policy Watch was told that a schedule could not yet be provided because it had not been finalized.

Likewise, several requests made by N.C. Policy Watch under the Freedom of Information Act have yet to be fulfilled by the board or the UNC System. These include requests for a list of new hires, e-mails involving controversial board decisions and communications involving the debate over “Silent Sam,” the confederate monument on UNC’s Chapel Hill campus.

After being told that some of these documents would be delivered last week, we enter this week still hoping…but not holding our breath.

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