Back in September, I filed three Freedom of Information Act petitions with the Delaware Department of Justice against the Delaware Department of Education. This was shortly after I found out about the opt-out penalties in the Delaware School Success Framework.
To give some background on this, the September 10th petition was in regards to the publication of Regulation 103 in the monthly Registrar of Regulations. State law dictates any items for publication must be submitted 15 days prior. I found out who the Regulation would go at the registrar’s office and requested a FOIA based on who I thought may send this to them from the DOE. I immediately received a response from Alison May, the public information officer at the DOE, that none of the individuals had an email of this sort in their system but if I paid $300 to DTI (the state data office) they could do a more exhaustive search.
The September 17th request was around the State Board of Education Retreat and my assumption information was withheld due to my being the only member of the public in attendance and their full knowledge of my blog.
The September 28th petition concerned the posting of meetings for the Accountability Framework Working Group, their agendas, and the timing associated with them. Please read the below opinion issued by the DOJ and weigh in with your thoughts!