Public Records Request
The Massachusetts Public Records Law, found under Chapter 66, Section 10 of the Massachusetts General Laws, applies to all records made or received by a Massachusetts governmental entity. Every record that is made or received by a government entity or employee is presumed to be a public record unless a specific statutory exemption permits or requires it to be withheld in whole or in part. A list of exemptions may be found under Chapter 4, Section 7(26) of the Massachusetts General Laws. There are non-statutory exemptions as well called common law exemptions. Non-statutory exemptions include, but are not limited to, common law attorney client privilege and work product privilege.
All public records requests should be directed to the Records Access Officer. Public records requests may be made in-person, via first class mail, fax, or electronic mail.
The School Department’s Records Access Officer is:
Alvin W. Morton, I
134 Dulong Circle
Chicopee, MA 01022