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Sample Form for Filing an Appeal from a Denial of a FOIL Request for Records

Commissioner of Education
Appeals Officer
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 111 EB
AlbanyNY  12234

Re: Freedom of Information Law Appeal

Dear Commissioner of Education:

I hereby appeal the denial of access regarding my request, which was made on __________ (date) and sent to __________ (records access officer, name and address of agency).

The records that were denied include:_______________ (describe the records that were denied to the extent possible).

As required by the Freedom of Information Law, the head or governing body of an agency, or whomever is designated to determine appeals, is required to respond within 10 business days of the receipt of an appeal. If the records are denied on appeal,   please explain the reasons for the denial fully in writing as required by law.

In addition, please be advised that the Freedom of Information Law directs that all appeals and the determinations that follow be sent to the Committee on Open Government, Department of State, 41 State Street, Albany, New York 12231.

Sincerely,

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