Governor Pence on Lawsuit Filed by Superintendent Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz filed a suit this week against the state board of education, and we've been tracking the story since. The suit filed Tuesday alleges that members of the board violated Indiana's Open Door Law when they asked officials of the state House to appoint an agency to calculate the A-F grades for Hoosier schools, that public notice was not issued, and that Ritz didn't know about the action. Governor Pence joined Fort Wayne's Morning News and says he was surprised by the lawsuit. “At the last State Board of Education meeting, it was suggested that the non-partisan legislative services agency be asked to assist, and my understanding is, and I think that the record reflects, that everyone on the board, including the superintendent, thought that was a good idea.” We'll continue to track this story.