By: SOMMER BRUGAL
Less than two weeks after Miami-Dade School Board Vice Chair Danny Espino and Roberto Alonso were criticized by fellow members for attempting to block the most senior board member from attending their two-member meeting, an action she likened to attending school in Alabama as a child, Espino is calling for a second meeting to discuss “Florida in the Sunshine meeting procedures.”
The meeting, which was posted Monday to the district’s master calendar, is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 9, a day before the board’s monthly committee meetings. It’s unclear what exactly will be discussed during the meeting. Espino, who was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in November to replace Christi Fraga, who ran successfully for Doral mayor, did not respond to requests for comment from the Herald.
Espino has also proposed an agenda item for the next board meeting on May 17. Details of the item, however, titled “Strengthening the Sunshine notice requirements for board member conferences,” were not available.