Benjamin Wood reports:
Members of the Utah House approved a bill on Tuesday that would exclude some school district records from the state’s open records law.
Sponsored by West Valley City Republican Rep. Craig Hall, the bill clarifies that records governed by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, are exempt from GRAMA, Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act.
Hall said the bill is a response to a 2012 decision by the State Records Committee that granted The Salt Lake Tribune access to witness statements collected during an investigation of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a Cottonwood High School teacher and a student.
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