OSWEGO, NY – Oswego School Board member Fran Hoefer is once again in trouble for releasing allegedly confidential material.
Late last week, the Association of Administrative Personnel (on behalf of the district) filed a notice of claim against the board in response to HoeferÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s public disclosure of negotiations of AAP (principals and educational department leaders).
The notice claims that Hoefer published information on the Web site Inside Oswego regarding information discussed in executive session and should not have been made public, according to the notice of claim.
A notice of claim is not a lawsuit, but it preserves a party’s right to sue later.
At the last meeting of the school board, Hoefer maintained, despite what the NYS Commissioner of Education has said, that he believes most of what school boards discuss isn’t confidential and he feels compelled to tell the public everything.
In 2004, Hoefer was removed from his position as board member after posting information from an executive session on Inside Oswego and for allegedly harassing, demeaning and bullying fellow board members, according to the decision of Hoefer’s appeal of his dismissal .