Attorney: High school board to respond to records request
March 21, 2013
Following last week’s firing of Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Marianne Cartan, the district’s board of trustees declined to provide information to the public on the rationale for its 3-2 decision to terminate.
The Union has filed a public records request with the board to obtain documents related to the action in order to provide information to public on the trustees’ decision.
Christopher Duran, attorney representing the district, responded to the request via email.
“We will be responding to your request consistent with the requirements of government code section 6253,” Duran wrote citing the law relating to public records.
Board members said Cartan’s dismissal amounts to a personnel issue, one that Board President Katy Schwarz said requires confidentiality.
Duran wrote that among the legal exemptions available, the district does reserve the right to deny the request if the documents were not generated or in possession of the district, those that do not contain related information, those that are preliminary drafts, notes or memoranda not retained by the public agency in the ordinary course of business.
The district will have a further response by March 25, Duran wrote, and any further information regarding the dismissal of Superintendent Cartan will be made at that time.
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