RECORDS ACCESS OFFICER
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST
Public Record Requests – Records Access Officer (RAO)
In accordance with the amended state public records law, Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016, the Southern Berkshire Regional School District has designated David B. Hastings, Superintendent, as the person responsible for responding to public records requests.
Mr. Hastings may be contacted at 413-229-8778 or via email at email@example.com. The Southern Berkshire Regional School District Central Administrative Offices are located at 491 Berkshire School Road in Sheffield.
The duties of the Records Access Officer are established by statute and include:
- Coordinating SBRSD’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 with 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 SBRSD is Ms. Lynette Gagnon, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, firstname.lastname@example.org