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Spirit Lake school board sued over open meetings

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) - The Spirit Lake school board is being sued for allegedly holding a secret meeting to discuss the district's financial woes.

The school board met in January to talk about candidates for the superintendent's job, but the lawsuit claims that the board spent most of the two-hour meeting talking about the district's financial condition instead. Court records show that a tape recorder used in meetings was turned off.

The January meeting is 1 of 4 alleged violations of the state's open meetings law.

School board members have denied any wrongdoing.

Stephen Avery, an attorney for the school board, declined comment but says the board members believed they were following the law

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