Does the superintendent's formal evaluation report have to be released if requested by any member of the public?

Yes, you must release the superintendent’s evaluation to anyone who requests it. The evaluation is not an exempt public record. You may redact (remove) anything related to health, family status or personal finances, but you may not remove anything related to job performance before you release the evaluation.

Here is what the Attorney General has previously stated:

41 Op Atty Gen 437, April 14, 1981

Routine job performance evaluation material concerning a local school district superintendent, placed in his personal file, and not relating to his health, family status, personal finances or similar subjects, is not exempt from disclosure under the “personal information” exemption. Information relating to manner of performance of public duties is not personal. Placing it in a personal file does not make it personal.

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