Dear Cranbury School District,

Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide documents, lists, reports or statements sufficient to show:

1) the name, title, department/division, current salary, and hire date for all salaried employees, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
2) the name, title, department/division, current hourly rate, and hire date for all hourly employees, as of September 1, 2019
3) the names of all employees enrolled in each healthcare insurance program/plan, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
4) the names of all employees currently enrolled in each public pension system, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
5) the name and pay status of each employee currently suspended from duty, as of September 1, 2019
6) the total year-to-date base pay, overtime pay, and extra-duty pay for each employee, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
7) the amount/value of all stipends, allowances, bonuses, reimbursements and other payments or perks granted each employee, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019

With regard to items #1-4 of this request, please only include records pertaining to current employees, and please do not include any employees whose term of employment ended prior to September 1, 2019. If employees have different rates of pay for different work or different roles, please indicate each of the pay rates in the response.

With regard to all of the items in this request, I prefer to receive the responses to this request in one or more Microsoft Excel spreadsheets if at all possible. Please feel free to contact me if I can be helpful in clarifying this request. Thanks very much and have a nice day.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Kratovil
Editor, New Brunswick Today
732-993-9697

Nicole Petrone, Cranbury School District

Good morning Mr. Kratovil,
I am in receipt of your email OPRA request.  As this school year is
starting this week and our office is therefore very busy assisting
students and families.  Therefore, we will work to have these items to you
by Friday, September 13th or sooner if possible. 
Thank you,
Nicole Petrone
School Business Administrator/ Board Secretary
Cranbury School 
23 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ, 08512
(609) 395-1700 x221

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Nicole Petrone, Cranbury School District

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Below, please find information regarding each of your OPRA request items. 
Additionally, please note the attachments.

1) the name, title, department/division, current salary, and hire date for
all salaried employees, including elected officials, as of July 1, 2019

 

Response: Granted

 

Our Comments: Please review attachment items 1A and 1B.

2) the name, title, department/division, current hourly rate, and hire
date for all hourly employees, as of July 1, 2019

 

Response: Granted

 

Our Comments:  Please review attachment item 2.

3) the names of all employees enrolled in each healthcare insurance
program/plan, including elected officials, as of July 1, 2019

 

Response: Request Number 3 is denied. See Michelson v. Wyatt, 379 N.J.
Super. 611, 620 (App. Div. 2005) (finding that the name of individuals
receiving health benefits was not subject to disclosure under OPRA).  In
addition, since your request failed to provide information concerning your
interest in these records, the Board is unable to determine whether you
have a common law right to these records.  As a result, your request for
these records under the common law is denied. 

4) the names of all employees currently enrolled in each public pension
system, including elected officials, as of July 1, 2019

 

Response: Granted

 

Our Comments:  Please see attachment item 4. 

5) the name and pay status of each employee currently suspended from duty,
as of July 1, 2019

 

Response: Request Number 5 is denied.  Your request for a list of
suspended employees is denied. See Paff v. Borough of Chatham, No.
A-2350-10T1, 2011 WL [1]5105477, at *1 (App. Div. Oct. 28, 2011) (finding
that information concerning public employees' suspensions are not
available under OPRA); see also N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10 (with limited exception,
"the personnel or pension records of any individual in the possession of a
public agency ... shall not be considered a government record and shall
not be made available for public access").  In addition, since your
request failed to provide information concerning your interest in these
records, the Board is unable to determine whether you have a common law
right to these records.  As a result, your request for these records under
the common law is denied.  

6) the total year-to-date base pay, overtime pay, and extra-duty pay for
each employee, including elected officials, as of July 1, 2019

 

Response: Granted

 

Our Comments:  Please see attachment item 6.

 

7) the amount/value of all stipends, allowances, bonuses, reimbursements
and other payments or perks granted each employee, including elected
officials, as of July 1, 2019

 

Response: Granted

 

Our Comments:  Please see the attached CBA agreement noting these items.

As of these responses your OPRA request items are now complete.

 Thank you,

 

Nicole Petrone
School Business Administrator/ Board Secretary
Cranbury School 
23 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ, 08512
(609) 395-1700 x221

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