The Wake County school system is balking at providing the names or addresses of the 15 students who've received administrative transfers like the one given to board vice chairwoman Debra Goldman's daughter.
The News & Observer had submitted a public records request for directory information on the 15 students who've gotten administrative transfers from the superintendent that's also given them bus transportation.
But Michael Evans, Wake's chief communications officer, said the district would be unable to provide the information. He cited the legal advice of school board attorney Ann Majestic, who said the information was protected under the federal Education Rights Privacy Act.
Some of you guys are probably wondering then how Wake was able to confirm that Goldman's daughter had received the transfer. In that case, the request for information was made about a specific address and a specific bus stop.
Without knowing the names of the other 14 students, it would be very difficult to get the district to confirm whether a family at a particular address had received an administrative transfer.