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Summary: HB 628 would require public school districts to provide their school board of trustees with information, documents, and records upon request without the trustees having to submit a public information request to obtain the information. The exception is for information not permitted to disclosure or confidential under statute or federal law.
Analysis: HB 628 would provide government transparency by allowing the trustees to perform their job in managing the school districts effectively by having easy access to documented information. The board of trustees also has the responsibility to represent voters and provide taxpayers with information on the status of the school districts. This legislation would help the trustees ensure they retrieve the necessary information without barriers. We support HB 628.