Yesterday at 4 pm was the deadline for SAU 55 to ask the NH Supreme Court to reconsider its decision concerning citizen’s right to information in electronic format. Sensibly, the SAU did not do so. At 4:15 pm, my lawyer sent SAU 55 a fresh Right to Know request asking for the budget detail in spreadsheet format that I went to court to obtain. RTK2 for budget info
You might think that after the decision that the district would have simply emailed me the information I fought so hard to obtain, or kindly presented it to me on a thumb drive with the word, “congratulations” on it. No. I have to climb every mountain, as our current musical production extols.
I submitted a thumb drive in unopened original packaging and followed it up with a letter from my lawyer stating exactly what I want provided on it.
Why did I feel I needed a sternly worded letter from my attorney, Richard Lehmann? Because Dr. Metzler had said in a public school board meeting that he would be providing pdf files in response to Right to Know requests for electronic format.
The point of my case was to obtain information in a electronic format suitable for detailed analysis.
I sincerely hope the superintendent will comply with my request and not continue to place obstacles in the way of an elected official wishing to diligently analyze our staffing and budget.