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State ex rel. Johnson v. Oberlin City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., (Ohio App. 9 Dist., 12/10/09) .

Records subject to disclosure as public records

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Case: State ex rel. Johnson v. Oberlin City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., (Ohio App. 9 Dist., 12/10/09) .
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009

THIS AN OHIO CASE THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO IASB MEMBERS; IT IS NOT PRECEDENTIAL IN ILLINOIS.

The Ohio Court of Appeals has held that a plaintiff seeking access to the school board member's individual evaluations of the school superintendent, failed to demonstrate a clear legal right to the evaluations. The Court found that because the board only kept the composite evaluation, and did not retain the individual evaluations, the individual evaluations were not "kept" records subject to disclosure as public records.