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Ethics Panel Dismisses Complaint on School Board President

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A West Virginia Ethics Commission panel has dismissed an ethics complaint filed against the state’s board of education president.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports board president Mike Green said he received a notice that the Probable Cause Review Board found no reason to continue with an investigation.

Board of education member Bill White filed the complaint last month, accusing the president of violations of open meeting laws. He says a board member handbook the board approved in October was formed outside of required open meetings. He adds that the handbook wasn’t properly filed with the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability and contains illegal language.

White says he is now considering filing a lawsuit against Green.

Green says the issue is water under the bridge.