Sheridan Newspapers, Inc. v. Bd. of Trs.

Sheridan Newspapers, Inc. filed a petition requesting release of minutes reflecting discussion by the Board of Trustees of Sheridan County School District #2 of a proposed multi-purpose recreational facility during executive sessions. In response, the Board asserted that the executive sessions were allowed under the Wyoming Public Meetings Act (WPMA), and the minutes were confidential. After reviewing the minutes in camera the district court entered an order granting summary judgment for the Board, concluding that all issues discussed by the Board during executive session were within the framework of what may be kept confidential pursuant to the WPMA. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the minutes were so vague as to reveal virtually nothing about the Board’s discussions during executive sessions, and therefore, the minutes were not entitled to confidential treatment. Remanded. View "Sheridan Newspapers, Inc. v. Bd. of Trs." on Justia Law