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Barbara A. Petersen, President

Barbara Petersen is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Florida State University College of Law. She has been president of Florida’s First Amendment Foundation since 1995 and was previously a staff attorney for the Joint Committee on Information Technology of the Florida Legislature, where she worked exclusively on public records legislation and issues. Petersen served as chair of Florida’s Commission on Open Government Reform and was appointed by Senate President Don Gaetz to a government transparency task force.  Petersen currently serves on the boards of the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. A passionate advocate of the public’s right to oversee its government, she has provided open government training to thousands of government officials, public employees, citizen action organizations, and reporters across Florida.

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  • Barbara

    I read the article in the Daily commercial about Lake County Schools and like to say you are 100 % correct my kids go to Cypress Ridge Elementary school and in September the board very quickly canceled a contract to build a new cafeteria promise for years. All board members we already on the same page without discussion. The Superinendent even says she canceled the cafeteria from a board policy that had nothing to do with it. Somthing looks very suspicious.

    Can you look into it further?

    Don’t want to leave my name afraid of retaliation.

    Go back and watch board meeting from the end of August and September very odd.

    Thanks for looking out for us tax payers.

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