Teacher layoff letters (North Kingstown School Department)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the North Kingstown School Department of North Kingstown, RI.


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

A full list of the teachers who have received layoff letters for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the full list of teachers’ names submitted to the Rhode Island Department of Education for possible layoff for the 2014-2015 school year.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Nutini -

Per your response on my request for the superintendent's contract, I'd be happy to submit the below by mail if necessary. I've updated our database so that requests will not be sent to NKSD by email from now on.


From: Karen Nutini

Thank you for updating your future records. You do not need to re-submit
the latest APRA. We will respond to your request for the teacher layoff
list from your e-mail.

Karen A. Nutini
Assistant to the Superintendent
North Kingstown School Department

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thanks so much!


From: Karen Nutini

Below please find information responsive to your APRA request dated June 27,
2014. This list represents those individuals terminated from the district.
We do not send such notices to RIDE, therefore no documents exists relative
to that portion of the request.

We have not included information relative to the preliminary layoff list
because we believe that this is not a public record under the APRA statute.
As such, we object to that portion of the request.

Please be advised that you may appeal the aforementioned decision by the
District and file a complaint with the attorney general or retain private
counsel for the purpose of instituting proceedings for injunctive or
declaratory relief in the superior court of the county where the record is
maintained, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-8(b).

In accordance with RI General Law 38-2-8, if you wish to appeal this
decision, you may file a complaint with the Department of Attorney General,
115 South Main Street, Providence, RI; or the Rhode Island Superior Court of
Washington County. A copy of the appeals procedure is enclosed.

North Kingstown School Department Lay Offs 2014:
Lynn Pinch - full time teacher
Jameson Logiodice - full time teacher, reduced to part time
Russell Levendosky - full time teacher, reduced to part time
Derek Durante - full time teacher, reduced to part time

The above completes our layoffs for 2014-2015.

Karen A. Nutini
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
North Kingstown School Department