From Kansas City.com:
Jan Jarman, a Wichita attorney, wanted to find out why her daughter was denied placement at a local high school.The school district told her it would cost $1,000 to get the records to find out.“I thought, ‘This is hideous,’” said Jarman of Maize, a Wichita suburb.But she paid the money anyway. And she became even more dismayed when she saw that a third of the records consisted only of duplicates of her original request for the records.Jarman’s experience is not unusual. Other Kansans are facing sticker shock when they seek government records. Governments, they say, have forgotten that the records belong to the public.