OPRA Request Yields Private Information, Potential Conflicts

By KATIE MOEN & LAUREN S. BARR
For The Westfield Leader

WESTFIELD — Earlier this year, Westfield resident Kyle George raised several issues at board of education meetings, referencing information he found through an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request. The Westfield Leader filed a request seeking a copy of the board’s response to Mr. George’s request and received a 14-part response totaling more than 33,000 pages.

While the original request sought emails and documents regarding anti-Semitism and other related keywords, many of the documents provided included un-redacted student data, school security schematics, revelations of incompliance with required state policies and a potential conflict of interest involving Assistant Superintendent Paul Pineiro, Ed.D.

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