UK violated Open Records Act in delaying law school records, attorney general says Read more here:

he state attorney general ruled Monday that the University of Kentucky violated the state’s Open Records Act when it failed to provide a detailed explanation why a request for emails and other records from the College of Law was delayed.

UK also failed to give William Teague, who requested the documents, a date for when the emails and other correspondence would be available, which the university is required to do under the state’s Open Records Act, the opinion found.


Bill requires Arizona schools to list immunization rates for infectious diseases

At some Arizona schools, more than 30 percent of children haven't been vaccinated against such dangerous infectious diseases as whooping cough and measles.

Parents, state Representative Juan Mendez says, have a right to know which ones.

The Arizona Department of Health lists vaccination rates for kindergarten and sixth-grade children online for most public, charter, and private schools. But, to find the data, you have to know where to look and then wade through a hefty spreadsheet.


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.


School records of bullies can stay confidential

From Courthouse News Service:

A New Jersey parent cannot sue a school board to access records about the alleged bullying of his children, a state appeals court ruled.

K.L. sued the Evesham Township Board of Education last year after it refused to turn over records regarding the bullying of his son and daughter, who attended public elementary schools in the central New Jersey township.


Keeping records secret expensive for school district

From CalAware Today:

A Northern California school district’s commitment to unlawful secrecy cost it an estimated $300,000 in attorney’s fees—most of it paid to two different law firms to unsuccessfully defend against a parent’s lawsuit to obtain access to his son’s pupil records, the parent says.