It's bad enough that Emeryville school board members blatantly violated the state open-meeting law. But the self-righteous indignation after they were caught was embarrassingly childish.
What's more, their ignorance of the law is nothing short of appalling.
To be sure, parts of California's open-meeting law for local government, known as the Brown Act, are complicated. That's why elected officials should read it before attending closed-door gatherings.
But the private meeting of an Emery Unified School District board majority with Superintendent John Rubio and the district's construction manager was not a close call. It was illegal.

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