This roundtable will provide participants the opportunity to understand and discuss issues related to Public Records Act Requests. The Public Records Act sets restrictions on what records can be withheld and how fast a district must respond, and it creates great liabilities to a district which does not comply. This roundtable discussion provides an opportunity for sharing stories, challenges and hurdles while allowing participants to obtain practical experience and legal advice on how to properly respond to records requests.
What is fiduciary duty, who has fiduciary duty to another and who is entitled to fiduciary duty from another? School district business officials work extensively with parties who serve as fiduciaries to the district and can themselves have fiduciary duty to the district and to other parties, such as employees. How confidential are confidential conversations with attorneys or regarding personnel matters? Understanding fiduciary duty is crucial in two respects: as it relates to properly serving as a school district business official and for one’s own career.