Judge finds Pea Ridge School District violated the FOI

Submitted by NFOIC on Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:55pm

by Tracy M. Neal | NWA Democrat-Gazette | January 23, 2019 at 12:28 p.m. 

 

BENTONVILLE -- The Pea Ridge School District violated the Freedom of Information Act when it released a former teacher's personnel file without first giving the woman a chance to object.

Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green today ordered the school district to pay attorney fees and costs to Teresa Nida, the former teacher. The judge also ruled the district or Superintendent Rick Neal's violation of the law was not intentional.

George Rozzell, Nida's attorney, said today he did not yet know the amount of the fees. (Read more...)