Freedom of Information Law
Persons desiring to inspect or copy district records or materials should make such a request to the Records Access Officer during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or online by clicking on the link below.
Requests for records will be responded to promptly. If, for any reason, more than five days are required to produce records, a district official will acknowledge receipt of the request and include a brief explanation of the reason for delay and an estimated time when the documents would be forthcoming.
Applicants denied access to records may appeal the decision of the Records Access Officer, within 30 days of the denial, by delivering a copy of the application form indicating a denial of access to the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent of Schools has been designated by the Board of Education as the Appeals Officer for the school district.
The Appeals Officer will send a copy of the appeal to the Committee on Open Government as well as a copy of the final determination later rendered by the Appeals Officer.
Applicants denied access to records by the Appeals Officer may initiate judicial review of this determination pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR). The proper forum for contesting alleged violations of FOIL is the New York State Supreme Court.
Copies of any and all documents approved for inspection will be provided at cost established by the Board of Education. This charge is currently 25 cents per copy.
Questions about the Freedom of Information law can also be addressed to the Committee on Open Government, Department of State, 99 Washington Street, Albany, N.Y. 12231; telephone (518)-474-2518 or by visiting their website.