Records Access Officer
Public Record Requests – Records Access Officer (RAO)
In accordance with the amended state public records law, Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016, the Hoosac Valley Regional School District has designated Lisa Bresett, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, as the person responsible for responding to public records requests.
Mrs. Bresett may be contacted at 413-743-2939 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hoosac Valley Regional School District Central Administrative Offices are located at 191 Church Street in Cheshire, MA.
The duties of the Records Access Officer are established by statute and include:
- Coordinating HVRSD’s response to public records requests;
- Assisting individuals who seek records to identify the records sought;
- Assisting the custodian of records to preserve public records in accordance with the law;
- Preparing, posting online and periodically updating guidelines to enable the public to make informed public records requests;
Please contact the RAO in writing regarding public records requests for documents pursuant to A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law (https://www.sec.state.ma.us/prepdg/guide.pdf) as published by William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Records will generally be provided in electronic format within 10 business days barring an exception. In this case the RAO will contact the requestor with an explanation for the delay and a good faith estimate of any fees that may be charged for the production of the records and a reasonable timeframe for when the records will be provided, which generally will not exceed 25 business days from the initial request.
The alternate RAO for the HVRSD is Aaron Dean, Superintendent of Schools, who can be contacted via email at email@example.com.