ROCHESTER, Minn. - Rochester city councilmember Michael Wojcik says RPS superintendent Michael Muñoz was offered free land by a private developer to build a new middle school.
Wojcik believes the superintendent hid that offer from the School Board, city and public.
Wojcik also believes the School Board violated the Minnesota Open Meeting law by holding closed-door meetings about the land. Wojcik wrote to the Department of Administration and asked if the School Board was in the wrong. The Department of Administration wrote back and suggested Wojcik submit a data request to the School Board to examine all of the board's communications.
"There's just a lot going on, and we need to be able to trust the School District is going to be following the laws and making decisions, weighing all of the evidence," Wojcik said. "If you have secret meetings and closed meetings you aren't supposed to, you lose public trust and that's where my frustration comes in."
KIMT News 3 reached out to Rochester Public Schools and the School Board Chair for a statement. They declined to comment.