(The Center Square) — Loudoun County Public Schools is being sued by media outlet The Daily Wire for withholding information about its legal settlements.
The Wire’s lawyers at America First Legal say in the suit that “the documents requested are of the type that can be released, and are released by other school districts in the Commonwealth,” citing records previously disclosed by neighboring Fairfax County Public Schools.
The Wire filed a Freedom of Information Act request in early October for “copies of all legal settlements entered into between May 1, 2023, and the present” but ultimately changed its request to “just a financial ledger showing the dollar amounts spent on legal settlements” to accommodate the district saying that the initial request was too broad. It also had other objections related to student privacy.
The school district responded by saying that it had “no records that are responsive to your request,” a