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Ontario School Board agrees to pay to settle public records dispute with the Enterprise

ONTARIO – The Ontario School Board will pay the Malheur Enterprise more than $1,000 to settle a significant local public records case that began more than a year ago when elected leaders sought to keep key information secret.Under the terms of the June 6 agreement, the board agreed to release all documents connected to internal investigations into board member Eric Evans and former board member Derrick Draper. The agreement stems from three separate attempts by the newspaper to gather records regarding complaints filed by Nikki Albisu, Ontario School District superintendent, Jodi Elizondo, Ontario High School principal and Lisa Longoria, Ontario Middle School principal against Draper and Evans in 2021.Evans and Draper were the focus of a 2019 probe in the wake of a series of allegations of harassment and calls for Evans and Draper’s resignation from 14 unidentified district administrators.The settlement covers the Enterprise’s . . .