SUMMERVILLE — Three people who asked for a copy of the Durham School Services bus contract from Dorchester District 2 schools were told it would cost $150 — in apparent violation of the state Freedom of Information law.

The requests came over the past few weeks as Teamsters union representatives try to organize bus drivers in the district.

District officials say the fee quote was policy. One of the requesters said it was an attempt to withhold information. A South Carolina Press Association official called it “smoke.”

Durham School Services regional manager Dave Brabender confirmed that “there’s an organizing event going on and there will be a vote in a couple of weeks.”

Read more in tomorrow’s The Post and Courier.