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Friday, March 13, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Public Access Counselor takes West Lafayette School Corp. to the woodshed

Updating this ILB post from March 6th, Dave Bangert of the Lafayette Journal Courier wrote a very good column on the same PAC opinion on March 11th. Worthy of a full read; here is a quote:

What follows is a real case study still working itself out in West Lafayette, all hinging on this question:

Did West Lafayette schools really need to put $5,500 worth of legal fees into vetting a series of public records requests for school board agenda items, and a recording of a December school board meeting?

Even after a withering, though non-binding advisory opinion issued last week by Indiana' s public access counselor — the district was taken to the woodshed, as the Indiana Law Blog put it, for trying to "frustrate access" — Superintendent Rocky Killion was willing to make a case that the district was justified.

Here's the situation. You decide.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 13, 2015 01:04 PM
Posted to Indiana Government