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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Parent Learned of Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Teacher Via Public Records Act

"The father of a girl who allegedly had a sexual relationship with her coach is furious that Hoquiam School District officials never contacted him, despite several months of warning signs and concerns posed by bus drivers, students and others about the behavior of Coach Todd Hoiness and the alleged victim."

The parent found out about the accusation by reading it in the newspaper; the newspaper used the Public Records Act to verify information and prepare the story. Once again, information the public wants is made possible by the Public Records Act.