Mich. school district allows union, employees to exclude material from FOIA requests

From Michigan Capitol Confidential:

Grandville Public Schools is breaking the law by agreeing to a union contract provision that allows teachers and their union to have a say about what is released in Freedom of Information Act requests, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s legal expert.

The union contract states that the union and the employee can review the documents or files about a teacher and “exclude from release all materials that are untimely, inappropriate, or are excluded under state and federal laws.”