CLINTON — The Clinton School District is being named in a civil lawsuit in which the parents of a Clinton High School senior are seeking the meeting minutes of a closed session regarding their daughter.

According to the petition at law filed at the Clinton County Courthouse, the plaintiffs — known only as John and Jane Doe — are accusing the school district, Superintendent Randy Clegg and School Board President Jim Tuisl of withholding minutes of a closed school board meeting that happened Jan. 9.

The plaintiffs state that on that day, the school board held a closed session that involved a disciplinary matter concerning the plaintiffs’ daughter. The plaintiffs state they have reason to believe there may be grounds for violations of law, the constitutional rights of a minor and other causes of action. The plaintiffs said they were not present nor have they been allowed access to the minutes of the closed session. They also state the action of the board while in closed session may be relevant and critical to potential future litigation and the rights of the plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs claim that under Iowa Code, the proceedings in a closed session may be reviewed, subject to a court’s review and protective order.

The plaintiffs say the closed meeting minutes may be released to the participants of a hearing where the parties may be contemplating other civil action and the details of the closed meeting are related to the incident. The plaintiffs are contemplating further litigation and believe the transcript and/or tape of the closed meeting may be relevant to their course of action.

They are asking the court to hear and determine their request, authorize release of the meeting minutes, establish such protective orders as may be appropriate and any just or proper relief.

The plaintiffs are being represented by Clinton attorney G. Wylie Pillers III.

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