California Public Records Act

San Dieguito parents question 'abuse' of public records requests

San Dieguito parents question 'abuse' of public records requests

Several San Dieguito Union High School District parents have been using the California Public Records Act to find out information about how the district conducts its business. At recent school board meetings, parents are speaking out against requests they believe are a misuse of the act, constituting a “fishing expedition."

At the June 7 board meeting, parent Heather Dugdale questioned how much “time, money and emotional capital has been spent on frivolous email requests.”

“I cannot think of a bigger waste of time, talent or resources than district staff going through hundreds of thousands of emails so someone can look for a needle in a haystack or worse, use that to...

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