Appellate court upholds ruling: Sumner County Schools violated public records law

The Court of Appeals has affirmed a Sumner County trial court’s ruling that the denial of a public records request because it was sent by email violated the Tennessee Public Continue Reading

Office of Open Records Counsel finalizes model public records policy

The Office of Open Records Counsel has published a new model public records policy that can be used by government entities in establishing records policies, which are required by law Continue Reading

TCOG’s comments to proposed changes, additions to Office of Open Records Counsel forms, guidelines

TCOG Letter on Proposed OORC forms 12-14-16. The Office of Open Records Counsel, in addition to creating a model public records policy, is proposing changes to the Schedule of Reasonable Continue Reading

The Daily Times: Model records policy should not aid wallbuilders, suggest loopholes

We should listen to journalists in the field when it comes to access to public records. Buzz Trexler, editor at The Daily Times in Maryville, reminds me of a question Continue Reading