Derek Brouwer | Seven Days | December 6, 2109
The Vermont Supreme Court on Friday unanimously affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the Burlington School District can release to Seven Days a separation agreement between the district and a former school administrator.
The ruling, while narrow, also endorsed the district’s unusual decision last year to sue the newspaper rather than respond to its public records request.
The case began in 2018 after the newspaper sought details of former Burlington Tech interim director Adam Provost’s departure in January of that year for unspecified medical reasons. Provost had been on administrative leave for months before he resigned.