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Very controversial issue related to public records law...

Per the Article:

......"The status of direct-support organizations is a gray area in most states. They’re private businesses separate from universities, but they still enjoy benefits from schools like logos and property, making their relationship to public records laws unclear.

In Florida, the right of access to these groups is black and white: They are exempt.

Director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Frank LoMonte said he thinks the entire structure of direct-support organizations is questionable and possibly dangerous.

Universities act as state agencies, he said, which force their public records to be accessible. LoMonte said there’s no justification for allowing direct-support organizations, which are core functions of these state agencies, to become off-limits to the public because of a change in paperwork.

“You shouldn’t be able to incorporate your way out of accountability and the public records act,” he said."......

(In response to this post by bwpirate)

Link: "Florida’s Direct-Support Organizations Sidestep Public Records Laws"

Posted: 06/12/2019 at 09:32AM


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