Mahronni Hidalgo v. Bradley Beach Board of Education

In April 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey filed a complaint on behalf of Mahonrri Hidalgo against the Bradley Beach Board of Education because it failed to provide responses to a parent survey requested through the Open Public Records Act. The school district responded to Mr. Hidalgo’s request by providing him with a blank copy of the survey and claimed that the records were exempt from disclosure. The lawsuit asserts that Mr. Hidalgo should have been given the completed surveys (which contained only “yes” or “no” responses) because factual material that does not reflect the decision making process is not protected under the Open Public Records Act. In May of 2013 the defendants agreed to disclose survey forms that Mahronni Hidalgo originally requested in his OPRA


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