Hendersonville Standard: Legal bills climb to $238K in Sumner Schools public records case

The Hendersonville Standard recently reported that Sumner County School Board had another $125,237 in legal bills after voting to appeal a public records ruling, bringing the total cost of the Continue Reading

TCOG encourages citizens to comment on draft model public records policy

The Office of Open Records Counsel is giving the public a chance to review and comment on a draft of a statewide model public records policy. A new law requires Continue Reading

TCOG files amicus brief in Sumner County case over emailed public records request

The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has filed an amicus curiae brief with the Court of Appeals in Nashville in a case in which the Sumner County Board of Education argues Continue Reading

Tennessee School Boards Association files amicus in Sumner Schools public records appeal

The Tennessee School Boards Association, which collects dues and represents nearly all school districts in the state, has filed an amicus with the Court of Appeals in a public records Continue Reading

The Tennessean: School board to accept voicemail for records inspection

The Sumner County School Board met last night to adopt a new policy on public records requests after a judge last year said their policy violated state law. They had Continue Reading