The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has filed an open records request into a proposed round of school consolidations in Oklahoma City.
On Monday, Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Aurora Lora presented a plan to consolidate five schools as the school looks for cost-saving measures. The following schools were in the proposal:
FD Moon Academy
Green Pastures Elementary
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From Daily Journal: OKLAHOMA CITY — Even though Gov. Mary Fallin remains locked in two separate legal battles over her office’s refusal to release documents, her top lawyer insists Fallin’s administration is the most transparent Oklahoma has ever seen.
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From Tulsa World: OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal to a state appellate court ruling that states dash-cam video made by the Claremore Police Department in 2011 does constitute a public record under the Oklahoma Open Records Act.
The City of Claremore had filed a petition for certiorari, asking the Supreme Court to review the Court of Civil Appeals ruling. That request was denied Monday, with all the Supreme Court justices concurring, court records show.
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From ctpost.com: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state legislator on Tuesday quizzed two court clerks over why public court records aren’t readily available online during a hearing examining broadening Oklahoma’s Open Records Act.
Norman Republican Rep. Aaron Stiles requested Tuesday’s interim study before the House Judiciary Committee to review how the act applies to certain court files.
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From Claremore Progress: Rogers County Court Clerk Kim Henry implemented a digital record system May 7 and now the public will have the ability to view court documents online.
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From Tulsa World:
The city of Tulsa has not responded to a request made by the Tulsa World more than two months ago for records on police arbitration proceedings.
A second request for a more limited number of records involving two Tulsa police officers has been pending more than seven weeks without a formal response. Both requests have been sitting in the city’s legal department for weeks.
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From Tulsa World:
A company that contracts with EMSA to provide paramedics paid $25,000 in travel expenses for EMSA CEO Steve Williamson to attend industry association events, records show.
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