U Memo 11-13

Posted on Mar 31, 2011 in Informal Opinions - UIPA Opinions

U Memo 11-13
March 31, 2011
Detailed Implementation Plans

Requester has asked whether the Charter School Review Panel (CSRP) properly denied Requester’s request for Detailed Implementation Plans under part II of the UIPA.

OIP found that the majority of the Detailed Implementation Plans should have been disclosed. However, based on the UIPA’s frustration exception CSRP could properly withhold the figures in the expense portion of each DIP’s proposed budget and, where applicable, a figure such as “fund balance” that, when combined with the income portion of the budget, would reveal the amount of the expenses.

CSRP could also withhold personal contact information of an individual not listed as the applicant school’s primary contact, under the UIPA’s privacy exception.

Finally, where disclosure of a non-primary contact’s direct phone line or e-mail at work would frustrate the CSRP’s ability to obtain such contact information, CSRP could withhold the non-primary contact’s direct work contact information.