Are the salaries and benefits of teachers, principals and the superintendent public records which are available to the general public? What about the individual’s evaluations?

The salaries are all public records. Benefits are only released as dollar amounts, not specific benefits details revealing personal and/or individual health information of the employee. The superintendent’s evaluation must be released as a public record, the other employee evaluations can be considered exempt. If a person wanted the evaluation of a school principal and the district refused to release it, then the requestor could ask a court to order it released. If the court orders it released then the district must release it.

For more information on this question, Ask OSBA.