Student Settles Lawsuit With Kan Community College

By: Posted by Chris Fisher
By: Posted by Chris Fisher

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) _ Johnson County Community College has settled a lawsuit with a former student who sued after the school
asked for $47,000 to meet an open records request.

Marcus Clem and the Student Press Law Center sued the college in
October, accusing it of charging excessive fees to produce public
documents.

The 21-year-old Clem, of Stiwell, sought seven months of emails
between a college employee who had been fired and the employee's
supervisor.

School officials said it would cost $47,000 to compensate for
the time and expense of satisfying the request.

This week, the school gave Clem three months of emails. It
charged $450, which the law center paid.

The Kansas City Star reported that Clem, who dropped classes after filing the lawsuit, shared the documents with the college's student newspaper.


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