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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  August 2014

14-IB05 08/27/14 FOIA Opinion Letter to Mr. Wells re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Department of Education

The Complainant alleged the Delaware Department of Education (“DDOE”) provided an incomplete response to his request for documents. DDOE admitted it had withheld certain documents pursuant to applicable privacy statutes and regulations. Held: applicable State and federal statutes and regulations prohibit the release of records that could be identified to an individual student. Applying the standards set by the U.S. Department of Education, the requested documents are not “public records,” so DDOE cannot produce them.

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