Is Montgomery Co Requesting Info To Intimidate?

Montgomery County Schools is no stranger to stories about retaliation. So here’s another.

If superintendent Joshua Powell were truly focused on weeding out bullying, threats, intimidation and retaliation, he probably needs to pay close attention.

When filing an open records request with the district, here’s the form Powell asks that you use:


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The document was revised after Powell become superintendent:


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The part you should focus on:


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Asking people filing open records requests if they have children in the school system.

Jefferson County Public Schools doesn’t do so. Have a look (Warning: External PDF Link) for yourself.

Morgan County Schools doesn’t request such information. Clark County Schools don’t request it. Not even Fayette County Schools requests information about whether or not you have children in the district.

Why on earth ask for such information? To potentially intimidate or pay close attention to kids? Why is this necessary?

It’s not necessary. Period.

No wonder parents feel intimidated when filing requests.

You think you’ve seen the worst of the corrupt retaliation stories in Montgomery County?

Your mind will be blown tomorrow. Yes, this is us hyping up a damning story. The worst yet.