Author Archives: John M. Gesmonde

JUST HOW PERSONAL ARE PUBLIC SECTOR PERSONNEL FILES ANYWAY?

Teachers and administrators well know that personal information about themselves is regularly acquired by school districts and sequestered in file cabinets or desk drawers within the environs of the superintendent’s office. Letters, memos, and other papers, including emails and faxes, may be stored in these “confidential” files and potentially be utilized in decision-making concerning a… Read More »

MAY FREE SPEECH BE RESTRICTED AT PUBLIC MEETINGS?

A parent claims that his right to freedom of speech was trampled upon at a board of education meeting when he was denied the ability to read a letter in open session he had previously emailed to individual board members. The parent then insisted that the written statement be put on the board agenda for… Read More »

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