Freedom of Information

New York’s Freedom of Information and the Open Meetings Laws

The Freedom of Information Law reaffirms your right to know how your government operates. It provides rights of access to records reflective of governmental decisions and policies that affect the lives of every New Yorker.

Freedom of Information LawLearn more about the Open Meetings LawScotia-Glenville adheres to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and Open Meetings Law. Both laws are administered by the New York State Committee on Open Government, an agency that is part of the New York State Department of State.

Any individual or organization wishing to obtain information from Scotia-Glenville Schools under the Freedom of Information Law should submit a written request for information. Not all information held by a school district is open for public inspection. This link details the type of information that is deemed public under the Freedom of Information Law.

Those seeking information under the law from Scotia-Glenville should follow this process:

  • Submit a letter to District Clerk Roberta “Bobbie” DeLong detailing the records that you are interested in viewing or copying. The information should be as specific as possible. The letter may be mailed to Bobbie DeLong, District Clerk, Scotia-Glenville Central School District, Business Office, 900 Preddice Parkway, Scotia, NY 12302 or email to Bobbie DeLong at bdelong@sgcsd.net.
  • After receipt of the letter, the district clerk will acknowledge the request within five days and indicate whether the information will be provided within the next 20 days. If the information requires extensive research, the time period may exceed 20 days.
  • The law allows that the school district may charge a maximum of 25 cents per page for photocopying.

Here is an easy-to-read brochure describing the Here is a brochure discussing New York’s Open Government Laws.