Lawyer: Eckerd Connects’ board had right to close meeting amid foster care crisis


FOSTER CARE PROVIDER ECKERD CONNECTS IS NOW UNDER FIRE, DENYING CALLS TO OPEN ITS MEETING TO THE PUBLIC

Reporter: THAT IS RIGHT ECKERD INSISTS IT HAS A RIGHT TO KEEP ITS PARENT'S BOARD MEETING PRIVATE, SAYING THAT BOARD DOESN'T FALL UNDER THE FLORIDA SUNSHINE LAW FOSTER KIDS IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SPENT DAYS AND NIGHTS SITTING IN THIS CAR AT A TAMPA GAS STATION INSTEAD OF BEING IN SCHOOL, THERAPY OR FOSTER HOMES ECKERD RECEIVES MILLIONS TO FOSTER FOSTER CARE WE WANTED TO ATTEND WEDNESDAY

TODAY ECKERD'S LAWYER, BARRY RICHARD, SENT A LETTER INSISTING THAT MATTERS RELATING TO THE FLORIDA CONTRACT ARE NOT DISCUSSED AT THE PARENT COMPANY BOARD MEETINGS RICHARD INSISTS ECKERD HAD NO LEGAL OBLIGATION TO OPEN THAT MEETING HILLSBOROUGH COMMISSIONER SANDER MERRIMAN AGREES WITH DCF AND THE GOVERNOR BUT IN LIGHT OF EVERYONE, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN OPENED NEXT WEEK A TEAM OF EXPERTS WILL COME TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FOR A FULL REVIEW OF FOSTER CARE FAILURES, FAILURES WE EXPOSED ALONG WITH OTHER TROUBLES UNDER THAT SYSTEM'S ECKERD'S MANAGEMENT BARRY INSISTS NONE OF THAT OR OTHER PUBLIC BUSINESS WAS DISCUSSED AT YESTERDAY'S PRIVATE PARENT BOARD MEETING

BARRY RICHARD, A HIGH PROFILE ATTORNEY THERE HE REPRESENTED GEORGE W

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