On January 11, 1995 the District responded to the complaint. The District asserted under the Act that the instant complaint involves an interpretation of 29 Del. C. § 10002(e) defining a meeting. The District stated that the breakfast meeting has occurred for a number of years and the purpose of this meeting "[i]s to allow the Board, the administrative staff and selected invitees from among the secretarial, instructional and custodial staffs to meet in an informal atmosphere." (Response at 1). The District stated that discussion at the meeting is "primarily led by the Superintendent who provides the introduction of the invitees allowing each of them to present some brief biographical information, explaining their backgrounds, their present jobs and offering suggestions for betterment of the school system." (Response at 1,2). The District asserted that it believes does not conduct public business and does not hold any form of Executive Sessions. Finally, the District states that based on the above description of the activities at the breakfast, it believed that the meeting does not meet the definition of a public "meeting" in § 10002(e).
A review of the Board's December 6, 1994 notice indicate that the same is written on Woodbridge School District stationary and is from Mr. Dan Kingery, Assistant Superintendent in re: "Monthly District Breakfast". It stated as follows:
The Board of Education cordially invites you to join them for breakfast in Woodbridge Early Childhood Cafeteria on Tuesday, December 13, 1994 at 7:00 a.m. Please mark you calendar with this important date.
The Board and administration values you input and the opportunity to share breakfast with you. We hope that you also consider this a valuable opportunity to meet together. Please make every effort to attend. We look forward to meeting with you on December 13, 1994.
According to the memorandum, the Board of Education, Robert C. Sutton Superintendent and Administrative Staff received copies.
§ 10001. Declaration of Policy
It is vital in democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner so that our citizens