The investigative journalism web site Texas Watchdog reports on our student journalists:
Alamo Colleges, based in San Antonio, recently refused to hand over the applications of those running for trustee in an upcoming election to the school newspaper. The school required the students to submit a formal public records request even as a sitting trustee acknowledged there was “nothing in the ballot application that’s not public.”
Alamo came to its senses and released the apps to the paper, called The Ranger, likely after realizing it had no grounds to withhold them.
But there are other things that warrant attention, and The Ranger is doing a good job at trying to pry open the lid. A recent meeting of the board of trustees consisted only of the executive session, which was not fully disclosed, according to this story.
We also responded to the one lone comment on this post. Something about “open and honest communication” being a core value of the Alamo Colleges. Right?