Policy Details

1340 Access to School Procedures and Materials

1340

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

ACCESS TO SCHOOL PROCEDURES AND MATERIALS

All general school records, except for privileged, confidential information regarding staff or students, and operating procedures and publications developed for, or by, the school district are open to the public. A written request to inspect or copy records will be honored within four (4 business days. To the extent permitted under the Freedom of Information Act, a reasonable charge or even prepayment may be required to cover expenses incurred in preparing the information requested.

The Board of Education does not have a legal obligation to produce records that are not already in its possession. Accordingly, information not readily available will only be prepared in limited circumstances at the direction of the Board.

The Board may withhold records and information as permitted by the Freedom of Information Act.

(cf. 5125 Student Records; Confidentiality)
(cf. 4112.6/4212.6 Personnel Records)

Legal References: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212 Application for copies of public records; Certified copies. Fees.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-7 Recording or copying by photographic, micrographic, electronic imaging or other process.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-8 "Recorded" defined.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-16 Reproductions.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-200 Definitions.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-210 Access to public records. Exempt records.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-211 Disclosure of computer-stored public records. Contracts. Acquisition of system, equipment, software to store or retrieve nonexempt public records.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-213 Agency Administration. Disclosure of personnel, birth, and tax records. Judicial records and proceedings.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-214 Public Employment contracts as public record. Objection to disclosure of personnel or medical files.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-215 Record of an arrest as public record.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-225 Meetings of governmental agencies to be public.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-226 Recording, broadcasting, or photographing meetings.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-227 Mailing of notice of meetings to persons filing written request. Fees.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-206 Denial of access of public records of meetings. Appeals. Notice. Orders. Civil penalty. Services of process upon commission. Frivolous appeals.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-240 Penalties.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-15b Access of parent or guardians to student's records. Inspection and subpoena of school or student records.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-154a Professional communication between teacher/nurse & student. Surrender of physical evidence obtained from students.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-209 Records not to be public. (medical or psychological examination records)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 20 U.S.C. § 1232g

Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 12/14/1982
Policy Revised: 8/25/1998, 10/10/2019
Policy Reviewed: 11/5/2008

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