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Freedom of Information Law

The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) is a New York Law that provides an avenue to access certain records of public agencies. The law establishes a presumption of openness and access to agency records, although there are exceptions that permit an agency to deny access. The purpose of FOIL is to ensure the public's right to know the process of governmental decision-making and to help the public make informed choices with respect to the direction and scope of governmental activities. 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY

 

CAMPA Charter School is subject to the NYS Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), which allows third parties to request certain information from the school. The school has a FOIL policy, which is posted in the office and is followed when information is requested in writing from third parties pursuant to FOIL. According to the policy, the school will respond to the requests within five business days, by making the information available; providing an approximate date for when the information will be available; or denying the request. If a written FOIL request is denied the individual may, within 30 days, make a written appeal to the Board of Trustees. The school will forward a copy of the appeal and the ultimate determination by the Board to the New York State Department of Education.

 

CAMPA Charter School reserves the right to deny access to requested information for the following reasons:

    • such access would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy,
    • such access would violate either state or federal law,
    • such records are compiled for law enforcement purposes,
    • such records are inter-agency or intra-agency material which is not statistical or factual tabulation of data instructions to staff that affect the public, or a final policy.