RELEASE OF PUBLIC RECORDS
The Gardner School Committee believes that it is in the best interest of Gardner Public Schools (GPS), its employees and the general public to provide the greatest possible access to information. Providing persons with information on the affairs of the Gardner Public Schools is an essential function of a representative government and an integral part of the routine duties of officers and employees whose responsibility it is to provide such information. Massachusetts statutes presume complete public access consistent with the conduct of GPS business. The denial of public access generally is contrary to the public interest, and only in an exceptional case may access be denied.
The administration is charged with the responsibility to provide administrative regulation that deals with the procedure for the release, inspection, and reproduction of records and property of GPS in full compliance with Massachusetts statutes. Notice of the GPS policy and regulation for such release of records will be posted prominently in all District buildings.
MGL, C4, §7(26)
[Adopted: November 2002]