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PR 16-25 Salvatore v. Town of South Kingstown and South Kingstown School Department - Violation

The Town of South Kingstown violated the APRA when its response to the Complainant's APRA request did not include the rights of appeal pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-7(a). The South Kingstown School Department violated the APRA when its response provided a narrative answer rather than providing the documents. The School Department also violated the APRA when it failed to provide both the specific reasons for the denial and rights of appeal. This Department found no evidence that the Town or the School Department committed a willful, knowing, or reckless violation. This Department concluded, however, that disclosure of the responsive legal bills during the requested time frame was appropriate and allowed the School Department ten (10) business days to provide these invoices, in a redacted manner.

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