Taxpayer Supported Madison School District PR Employee Sues to Stop Open Records Disclosure

Elizabeth Wadas:

The Madison Metropolitan School District is being sued by one of its own. MMSD Head of Communications Tim LeMonds does not want two documents from an NBC15 Investigates’ open records request released – and he is taking his bosses to court to stop it.

On Friday, LeMonds filed a preliminary injunction motion against MMSD, urging a Dane County judge to conduct an expedited review of the documents in question, two emails he does not want the public to see.

LeMonds’ lawyers argue that what is in those emails would likely be bad for his repution. Their release would lead to “unwarranted, unfair and irreversible public ridicule and gossip, negative public perception, and jeopardize his ability to credibly perform his duties (with MMSD).”

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