“Public records” are defined as information that documents a transaction or activity of the District, and that is created, received or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business or activity of the District, except where a record meets any of the following:
- It falls into one the exemptions under the RTK law
- Access is restricted under any state or federal law or regulation
- It is protected by a legal privilege, such as attorney client privilege.
Records Exempt from being Public Records
Under the law some types of records are not available to the public. In this category are: personal notes, computer security information, draft minutes, notes from an executive session, confidential proprietary information or trade secrets, medical information, personal identifiers, employee records, labor relations, criminal and non-criminal investigative records, non-real estate tax records, driver records, attorney client communications, or records that if disclosed could jeopardize state or federal funds.
This is a partial list of the exempted records. For a complete list the requester may request a copy of Section 708 of the Right to Know Law from the district. The district will assume that the requester is not asking for these types of records unless specifically requested. In most cases, these exempted records will not be provided.