FOIL rules and regulations (Rochester City School District)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the Rochester City School District of Rochester, NY.


From: Benjamin Lesser

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the rules, regulations and policies for access to agency records under the Freedom of Information Law.

According to New York PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(b):

"Each agency shall promulgate rules and regulations, in conformity with this article and applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, and pursuant to such general rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the committee on open government in conformity with the provisions of this article, pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including, but not limited to:

i. the times and places such records are available;
ii. the persons from whom such records may be obtained; and
iii. the fees for copies of records."

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, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Benjamin Lesser

From: Buckley, Laurie

Regarding your 4 FOIL requests:


Rochester City School District
Notification of Receipt for Freedom of Information Law Submission

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) submission at the District's Central Office, 131 West Broad Street. Please note that this receipt is not a response to your request-it serves solely as an official receipt of your submission.

Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive a response as to whether it has been approved or denied with an explanation of the decision (if it is denied). Under FOIL, we have 20 days to fulfill your request if it is approved. You will be notified if we need an extension to fulfill your request.


Laurie Buckley
Senior Communications Assistant
131 West Broad Street
Rochester, NY 14614
585-262-8536 (o)<>

From: FOIL

Per your FOIL request below, here is a link to the information you requested:

Please let me know if you need further information, otherwise, I will consider this FOIL completed.

Thank you,
Laurie Buckley

Laurie Buckley
Senior Communications Assistant
131 West Broad Street
Rochester, NY 14614
585-262-8536 (o)<>

From: Benjamin Lesser

Ms. Buckley -

Thank you for sending the link to the FOIL request form for your district. Please advise whether your district has any additional policies, rules, regulations or procedures for the processing of FOIL requests.

Thank you.