The answer to inadequate test scores is sort of "yes," --but it is known for sure that local favorites or affirmative action situations got in with decidedly lower ones.
The issue is, are these public records I can demand/apply for?
No. Waiting for advice before really pissing them off and accomplishing nothing. These boys have to deal with them for many years yet.
good enough. Part of it, immediately, is to verify that school districts are "agencies" under NYS law. They appear to be from looking at FOIL.
They say their must be a Records Access Officer for each entity in NYS. I'm frankly afraid to ask for that w/o advice because if schools are not "agencies" under NYS FOIL, then it's a hornet's next for no gain.
Only follow-up, and thanks for the other: If they just blatantly physically say no, and I've seen in consulting at non-profits, separate fed law for disclosing top salaries, etc. --- if they just say no, like Nancy Reagan, then what, recourse to the FOIL board? Surely not that high up.
Excellent. Thanks so much.
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