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Twin Falls newspaper sues school district over denial of public records

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Times-News has filed a lawsuit against the Gooding County School District after officials denied two public records request. The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1jF5z2x) that the lawsuit filed Monday involves requests for copies of separation agreements for Superintendent Heather Williams and Gooding High School Principal Chris Comstock. The school district in January denied the requests, contending the agreements are confidential and not available to the public. The lawsuit contends the school district failed to cite a legal reason for denying the requests. The Times-News publisher Travis Quast says the public has the right to the information because the district is funded by taxpayers. A hearing is set for Feb. 25 in Gooding County District Court.

The Times-News has its full story online here.

UPDATE: Today, the district decided to hand over the records after all.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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