Michael J. Pelrine, Editor
Delaware State News
P.O. Box 737
Dover, DE 19903-0737
RE: Freedom of Information Act Complaint Milford, Woodbridge, Indian River, Seaford and Laurel School Districts 29 Del. C.§ 10005(e)
Dear Mr. Pelrine:
This is the decision on the above referenced complaint. 1
On or about February 13, 1995 this office received a complaint by the Delaware State News ("State News"and/or "Complainants") seeking teacher "salary information of all Delaware School Districts below the C&D Canal." The complaint alleged that five of the school districts, namely the Seaford, Indian River, Laurel, Woodbridge and Milford School Districts have contacted the Complainants, either directly or through an attorney, and have stated "they do not intend to comply with our [Freedom of Information Act] request." (Complaint, ¶ 2). The Complainant sought from each school district listed above a list of each "teacher's name, position, length of service, and Federal W-2 form salary total for 1994." Id.
1 Counsel for the School Districts requested additional time to respond with supplemental legal argument to the Attorney General. As such, the Attorney General treats the complaint as an alleged continuing violation of the Act. The opinion therefore meets the twenty (20) day statutory period to be issued in accordance with 29 Del. C.§ 10005(e) as to "whether a violation of the Act has occurred or is about to occur."