Dear West Windsor-Plainsboro 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

Duncan, Patrick, West Windsor-Plainsboro School District

Dear Mr. Kratovil,

The West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District Board of Education (the “Board”) received your OPRA Request on September 3, 2019. Due to the extent of that request, the fact that certain records requested are not easily electronically accessible and the need for this information to be reviewed, your request requires an extension of the standard seven (7) business day response date. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, your request requires an extension of time until September 23, 2019.

If you believe that your request for access to a government record has been denied or unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a right to challenge the decision to deny access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the law. All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

Patrick Duncan
Custodian of Records
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
321 Village Road East
West Windsor, NJ   08550
 

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Duncan, Patrick, West Windsor-Plainsboro School District

Dear Mr. Kratovil,

The West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District Board of Education (the “Board”) received your OPRA Request on September 3, 2019. Due to the extent of that request, the fact that certain records requested are not easily electronically accessible and the need for this information to be reviewed, your request requires an extension of the standard seven (7) business day response date. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, your request requires an extension of time until September 23, 2019.

If you believe that your request for access to a government record has been denied or unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a right to challenge the decision to deny access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the law. All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

Patrick Duncan
Custodian of Records
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
321 Village Road East
West Windsor, NJ   08550
 

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Duncan, Patrick, West Windsor-Plainsboro School District

Dear Mr. Kratovil,

 

The West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District Board of Education
(the “Board”) received your OPRA Request on September 3, 2019.  On
September 11, 2019 I informed you via email your request required an
extension of the standard seven (7) business day response date, pursuant
to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, until September 23, 2019.

       

The specific request is as follows:

 

        “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.”

 

The Board’s responsive documents to this Request have scanned and placed
into a Microsoft OneDrive online folder that be accessed via the following
link: 
[1]https://comegnolawgrouppc-my.sharepoint....
In that regard, the Board’s repsonsives to your requests are as follows:

 

·         For Requests #1 and #2 - The responsive document to these
Requests in the Microsoft OneDrive online folder is the Microsoft Excel
document named "Salaries-2019-2020."

·         For Request #3 - While you are not entitled to this information
under OPRA, after consideration the Board has determined that you are
entitled to this information under the Common Law Right to Access. See
Michelson v. Wyatt, 2005 N.J. Super. LEXIS 256, 379 N.J. Super. 611
(2005). The responsive document to this Request in the Microsoft OneDrive
online folder is the Microsoft Excel document named " Copy of
Healthcare-Report-by-Staff 9.12 (002).xlsx”

·         For Request #4 – The responsive document this Request is in the
Microsoft OneDrive online folder is the Microsoft Excel document named "
BASIC_PENSION_REPORT (1) (002).xlsx f”

·         For Request #5 – The Board does not have any documents that are
responsive documents to this request.

·         For Requests #6 & #7 – The responsive document to these Request
in the Microsoft OneDrive online folder is the document named “Final
Redacted File –Payroll.pdf”  Please note that is document is only
available in PDF format and is not convertible to the Microsoft Excel
format you requested.  Also, as you will see, appropriate redactions have
been made to redact out confidential private employee information that is
not subject to release under either OPRA or the Common Law Right of
Access. 

If you believe that your request for access to a government record has
been denied or unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by
law, you have a right to challenge the decision to deny access. At your
option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New
Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC) by
completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may contact the GRC
by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton,
NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [2][email address], or at their web site at
[3]www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the
law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be
directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

Patrick Duncan

Custodian of Records

West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

321 Village Road East

West Windsor, NJ   08550

 

 

 

 

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