National Freedom of Information Coalition
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Ohio schools keep grip on public records

From The Columbus Dispatch:

When school districts withhold public records, taxpayers don’t know what pay raises teachers will get until it’s a done deal, or how much a superintendent will be paid until the ink has dried on a new, multiyear agreement.

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Leaders of some school associations say that there might be confusion over the law and that not every question about public records has been answered by courts. But legal experts say that, in recent cases, schools clearly should have provided the records they withheld.