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Item 27 (tax duplicate): The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court will settle this matter in PFUR v. Butler Area SD. The pending decision (which PFUR will surely win) is going to supersede the OOR's bizarre decision in Campbell v. Boyertown Area SD, DKt. No. AP 2016-1966. Read the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association's amicus curiae brief. Read PSEA's amicus curiae brief. And PFUR's response to it.
Items 15-21 (PSBA records): There is a shortage of appellate case precedent as to what constitutes a school agency "government function". But the Lackwanna Common Pleas Court has weighed in, twice. In Mid Valley School District v. Warshawer, the Court ruled that construction project records in the possession of third party contractors are accessible via Section 506(d) (completly undercutting PSBA's position that the only "government function of PSBA members is to educate public school and community college students". See PSEA e-mail blast May 8, 2016). In Kelly v. Northeastern IU the Lackawanna Court found that external auditor records were not accessible via Section 506(d). The Lackawanna Court seemed to focus on whether a function was in the school code to decide whether it was a goevrnment function or not. Watch the video to the left!