Freedom of Information Policy

It is the policy of the Board of Education to inform members of the public about the administration and operation of public schools in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law of the State of New York.

The Superintendent of Schools shall develop regulations ensuring compliance with the Freedom of Information Law and governing the procedures to be followed to obtain access to district records, and submit such regulations to the Board for approval.  The Superintendent shall designate, with Board approval, a Records Access and Records Management Officer, pursuant to law.

Retention and Destruction of Records:

The Board hereby adopts as policy the Records Retention and Disposition Schedules as promulgated by the Commissioner of Education, setting forth the minimum length of time school district records must be retained.  Board of Education Meetings and Records District records subject to release under the Freedom of Information Law and any proposed rule, regulation, policy or amendment which are scheduled to be discussed at a Board meeting, shall be made available upon request, to the extent practicable as determined by the District, at or before the meeting.  Copies of such records shall be posted on the District’s website to the extent practicable as determined by the District, before the meeting.

Ref:

Public Officers Law 84 et seq.
Education Law 2116
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law 57.11
Local Government Records Law, Article 57-A
8 NYCRR Part 185

Adopted 8/14/2000