ACLU of Oklahoma files open records request following OKCPS proposed school consolidations

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:
Edgemere Elementary
FD Moon Academy
Gatewood Elementary
Green Pastures Elementary
Johnson Elementary


Oklahoma Supreme Court lets dashcam video ruling stand; attorney claims ‘big win’ for open government

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.


Okla. legislator looks to broaden Open Records Act

From 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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Request for city of Tulsa records in police case brings no response

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.