Policy Details

1340 Access to School Procedures and Materials

1340

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

ACCESS TO SCHOOL PROCEDURES AND MATERIALS

All school records, operating procedures and publications developed for, or by, the school district is open to the public. A written request to inspect or copy records will be honored within four 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. Privileged or confidential information about staff or pupils will also be restricted as permitted by law.

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

Legal References: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212 Copies and scanning of public records. Fees.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 210 Access to public records. Exempt records.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 211 Disclosure of computer-stored records. Contracts.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1 206 Denial of access of public records or meetings. Notice. Appeal.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1 240 Penalties

Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 12/14/1982
Policy Reviewed: 11/5/2008
Policy Revised: 8/25/1998, 12/19/2019

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