Randy Wright said he and his wife simply wanted to see the document. They are one of the parents who expressed concerns about the way the FFA program was functioning.
“This was never about the money,” Randy Wright said. “We just want things done right. We don't see any reason why they wanted to keep those documents from us in the first place.”
A Canadian County judge awarded the Wrights $18,203 in legal fees and other costs earlier in the week. The couple, who didn't seek any damages, says they offered to settle with the school district for $15,000 but their offer was rejected.
Attempts to reach Yukon Public School officials to comment on this story were not successful. Emails and messages left Friday on Denton's personal cellphone were not returned.
In the past, Denton said Yukon school officials refused to release the report on the advice of an attorney. When the report was finally released — roughly six months after the Wrights requested it — Denton described it as “a relief.”
“It's a relief, I know, for our board, and myself, to be able to release this,” Denton said at the time. “I wish more people could understand why we weren't able to do that and go against the advice of our legal counsel.”