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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kudos to the Memphis Schools Chancellor

Not everyday do I dole out praise -- but this is well earned!

Chancellor Walter Evans this morning ruled that records of all applicants for the recent vacancy for superintendent of the Memphis City Schools are public records and should be provided to The Commercial Appeal.

The chancellor’s ruling came after the newspaper filed suit against the school board which provided access only to records of the five semifinalists selected by Ray and Associates, the Iowa-based company hired by the board to conduct the search.

Evans said Ray and Associates was performing a governmental function as an agent for the Memphis City Schools in receiving “all applications” for superintendent and that all applications and correspondence must be made available for public inspection.

More here.

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