Tuesday, August 28, 2007

FOI Request Re; Evaluations, Contracts, Paychecks, Expenses

Notes testimony in U.S. District Court documenting
alteration and / or tampering with student records.

P.O. Box 1415 Litchfield, CT 06759
Cellular 860-690-0211 * Fax- 860-567-9119

Connecticut Magazine

Tues., 8-28-07

Paula Schwartz, Superintendent
Regional School District #10
24 Lyon Rd.
Burlington, CT 06013
(860) 673-2538 ext. 2; Fax:(860) 675-4976
by fax and e-mail

Dear Ms. Schwartz:

This is a formal request for prompt production of documents in accordance with the state Freedom of Information Act.

I request viewing and / or copies of the following:

* Resumes or CVs, Paula Schwartz and Karissa Niehoff

* Annual evaluations, Paula Schwartz

* Contracts, Paula Schwartz and Karissa Niehoff

* Last four paychecks and last four expense account vouchers and checks, Paula Schwartz and Karissa Niehoff.

This request covers any and all public records about this matter in your possession or control, regardless of where they are stored, whether in your office and office computer, home and home computer, someone else's office, home or storage facility, etc.

It is a Class A Misdemeanor CGS Sec. 1-240 to destroy a public record. Destruction of a public record is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Failure to comply promptly with this request will result in a formal complaint, requests for subpoenas of witnesses and a request for a $1,000 fine.

By prompt, I mean immediately, unless you can demonstrate to the FOI Commission that this would interfere with the normal course of business. This information - sought in the midst of a case that has produced compelling evidence of civil rights violations of students by you and your administration -- is vital to the public interest. The weight of public interest has been compounded by the stonewalling, evasiveness and stunning, egregious lack of candor exhibited by you through your legal counsel in recent requests. In addition, recent court testimony before U.S. District Judge Mark Kravitz documents your alteration and / or tampering with student records.

Accordingly, I request a waiver of any and all fees. You may fax or mail the data to the contact information listed above.

Finally, many requests for records remain outstanding. Curiously, your business manager told me today you are paying for an insurance policy which you have not seen.

Thank you very much.


Andy Thibault
Copies to state Freedom of Information Commission, Gov. Rell, Chief State's Attorney, U.S. Attorney

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