Special school meeting focusing on election violation cancelled by district

A special meeting involving Traverse City Area Public Schools and an election law violation will not take place as planned Friday afternoon.

School officials cancelled the meeting Thursday, just a day after it was set up.

The state says TCAPS violated campaign laws by the wording used in a flyer referencing a bond proposal in 2012. The flyer could end up costing the district $25,600.

The meeting originally scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Friday included a closed-session with the school district's attorney. School leaders said the legal counsel for the district requested more time to review the district's legal options before meeting on the issue.

School leaders have until May 30 to accept the election violation ruling and pay the fee.

The next scheduled school board meeting is Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the Tompkins Boardman Administration Center. The election violation is not on the agenda for discussion at this time.