California appeals court rules teacher sexual harassment investigation records are public

From SF Gate:

If a school district finds that one of its teachers has sexually harassed a student, a California court says the public has the right to see the records of the investigation.

The ninth-grade teacher, who was reprimanded but not criminally charged in the incident, has substantial privacy rights at stake, said the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles. But the court said parents have an overriding interest in learning about a schoolteacher’s conduct and how school officials responded to it.