Judge rules Strongsville City Schools to release public records to teachers’ union

From NewsNet5.com:

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – An appeals court judge is ordering the Strongsville City School District to hand over documents dealing with substitute teachers to the teachers’ union.

On Feb. 25 and March 1, the Strongsville Education Association filed public records requests with the school board. The SEA was seeking contracts signed with the Huffmaster employment agency, expenses incurred during the strike, a list of all substitute hired by the district and Huffmaster, and all non-board members employed by the board.

“Given Huffmaster’s dubious track record on background checks, the Association must also question the efficacy of their billing practices. The fact that the district has gone to such lengths to conceal this information from the public and the SEA speaks volumes,” said SEA President Tracy Linscott in a news release on Monday.

The teachers’ union said the initial requests were denied and that violated Ohio public records law.