Sehon responded that he believed the attorneys to be in error. Others at the meeting questioned whether the attorneys understood the situation.
"We don't want to do anything that puts us in possible liability," Badgett-Sinn said.
The board was in executive session for about three hours before reopening the meeting to the public. A notation was made to the executive session minutes compliance statement that Ludwell and Bingham had chosen not to be a part of the process before the resumes were unsealed, Badgett-Sinn said.
Ludwell said in a statement,"I believe that the constituents of the school, parents and community members should be an integral part of selecting the next Superintendent. That process has proven to be successful for CPS in the past and see no reason that the people appointed by the board should now be excluded from the process. This is a very time sensitive issue and feel that the board should reconsider to have search committee more involved."
Bingham declined to comment at this time.
The board will hold a series of special meetings next week to begin interviewing candidates beginning at 6:30 p.m. on May 6 and 6:15 p.m. on May 7, 8 and 9.