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Enterprise sues Ontario School Board for records leading to censures

ONTARIO - The Malheur Enterprise is suing the Ontario School Board over its repeated refusal to release documents relating to the censures of Vice Board Chair Eric Evans and former member Derrick Draper. 

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is representing the Enterprise in that organization’s first Local Legal Initiative case in the state of Oregon. The initiative launched in 2020, aiming to support local newsrooms in their work holding government officials accountable.

“The public has a right to know details about misconduct allegations that led the Ontario School Board to censure several board members for violating its nondiscrimination policy," said Ellen Osoinach, the Oregon attorney for the Reporters Committee. 

"The school board's refusal to hand over the records requested by the . . .