Granite School District was ordered to release records of its investigation of former Cottonwood High football coach Josh Lyman's alleged "inappropriate relationship" with a female student.
The State Records Committee ruled Thursday that The Salt Lake Tribune reporter Bill Oram was entitled to receive phone records showing the number of text messages between Lyman and the student as well as all but one witness statement. The board voted 3-2 to hold back that one record because its release could identify the student who made it.
Oram requested the information in May, shortly before Lyman resigned and the school district closed its probe. Granite denied the request, citing the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as well as concerns that the girls interviewed in the investigation could be subjected to retribution from Lyman's supporters.