GFAF supports Clarke parent’s fight for access to school data about COVID

A parent denied access to Clarke County School District records about COVID-19 case counts has filed a complaint with the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, and the Georgia First Amendment Foundation is supporting her fight.

A Feb. 25 letter from the Foundation argues that the Clarke County School District intentionally delayed access to public records sought by Carrie Bishop, whose child is a student in the district. In addition, the Foundation argues that the school district’s rationale for denying records was based on an erroneous interpretation of the Georgia Open Records Act. (Read the full letter.)

The Georgia First Amendment Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to supporting Georgians’ access to public records, meetings and court proceedings and protecting free speech rights.

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