TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Nov 16, 2015

Sumner County Schools must change its policy for citizens to submit records requests following a ruling that the schools violated the Tennessee Public Records Act. The Tennessean reports Criminal Court Judge Dee David Gay’s decision Friday means the school board may no longer require citizens to submit records requests exclusively in person or through the U.S. Postal Service. Judge Gay’s decision comes after a Joelton man filed a lawsuit against the schools after his records request was denied because he made the request by email and telephone.