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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  February 2002

02-IB03: FOIA Complaint Against Cape Henlopen School District

The Complainant alleged that the Cape Henlopen School District (“the District”) violated FOIA by not providing you with information you requested. Specifically, you asked for: (1) a schedule of all school bus pickups and drop offs in your neighborhood (145 Beachfield Drive); (2) forms to present a claim for damage to your property allegedly caused by a school bus; and (3) documents relating to inquiries the School District made in the neighborhood and to local zoning boards. Held: FOIA cannot be used to compel production of documents in the possession of a private contractor. See Harold v. Orange County, Fla. App., 668 So.2d 1010, 1011 (1996).

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