School District Can't Keep Bus Discipline Vid Under Wraps

Law360 (July 20, 2018, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court Friday affirmed that a video of a teacher described as roughly disciplining a student on a school bus is public record, rejecting the school's position it is exempt under the state's Privacy Act because its release could affect federal funding and it involves a student's performance and employee discipline.

A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel agreed with the Court of Common Pleas and the Office of Open Records that the exemption the Easton Area School District was claiming did not apply to the video because it was not an "education record" within the meaning of the federal Privacy...

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