Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests
Records maintained by the East Ramapo School District are available to the public through New York State's Freedom of Information Law.
Note that the District is not required to create documents under FOIL. The FOIL law covers existing records / documents maintained by the District, not requests for research or compilation/analysis of data, that does not exist at the time of the request.
Submit FOIL Request
FOIL requests for records and FOIL emails must be sent via e-mail to FOIL-Requests@ercsd.org ,or by submitting the request on the FOIL Request Form. Sending FOIL requests to other email addresses may result in response delays, or no response at all. Use of the form is not required. However, requests must provide all the information listed on the form.
The request must be as specific as possible to clearly identify the records being sought. Requests must include the full name of the requesting person, their email address and a telephone number.
There is a charge of $0.25 (twenty-five cents) per page for copying of records, where records are on hard-copy only. If preparation of records requires more than 2 hours the preparation may be charged at the lowest hourly rate to prepare them.
In-Person Viewing of Records
Records may be viewed in the District Clerk's office without charge. In-person viewing must be scheduled in advance. Dependent on the current Covid situation, persons viewing in-person will be subject to current Covid health requirments / screening, e.g. mandatory masks, before being allowed to enter the building.