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11/24/09 Board of Education Meeting Agenda 8E:
Protocol for Information Requests by Board Members
Recommended Motion: “RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Irvington School District, approve the protocol for Board functioning that all information requests made by Board members of any District employee must be made to the Board President. If he/she so deems the request might require a significant expenditure of time, the Board as a whole will vote as to whether the request will be approved or not.”
11/24/09 Board of Education Meeting Agenda 8F
Protocol for Request of Information (FOIL)
Recommended Motion: “RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Irvington School District approve the protocol for Board functioning, that it is the intention of the District to manage the effective use of District staff time. Thus, it is the intention of the Board of Education that any request from the community for information that requires collection of data, pulling a report, copying, or any work and time commitment should be requested through the FOIL process. To that end, it is the intention of the Board that no individual Board member should directly ignore this protocol by circumventing the FOIL request – by providing information to which a Board member has access directly to a community member without the requested FOIL request.”
On the agenda for December 22 vote.
COOG weighs in.
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