Newton Public Schools Drug Procedure

Philip Halin filed this request with the Newton Public Schools of Newton, MA.


From: Philip Halin

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.4, €7, clause 26th, I hereby request the following records:

All documents related to the procedures taken by Newton Public Schools when a student is discovered to have committed an illegal drug-related crime or punishable offense.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Philip Halin
Filed via
E-mail (Preferred):
Daytime: (617) 299-1832
For mailed responses, please address:
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

From: Newton Public Schools

Mr. Halin - In response to your third Public Records Request, I have attached the 2010-11 Students' Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and the 2009-10 Memorandum of Understanding between the Newton Public Schools and the Newton Police Department. Mary Burns

  • Memorandum of Understanding Between Newton Public Schools and Police

From: Newton Public Schools