In accordance with the amended state public records law, Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016, the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District has designated Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick, Superintendent-Director, as the person responsible for responding to public records requests.
Dr. Fitzpatrick may be contacted at: 508–529–7758 x-3034 or via e-mail at: RAO@valleytech.k12.ma.us. The Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District Administrative Offices are located in the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional Technical High School at 65 Pleasant Street in Upton, Massachusetts.
The duties of the Records Access Officer (RAO) are established by statute and include:
• Coordinating Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District’s response to
public records requests;
• Assisting individuals who seek records to identify the records sought;
• Preparing, posting online and periodically updating guidelines to enable the public
to make informed public records requests; and
• Documenting, in compliance with c. 66 § 6A(e), specific information about each request
made for public records.
NOTE: Records will generally be provided in electronic format within 10 business days barring an exception. In this case, the Records Access Officer will contact the requestor with an explanation for the delay and a good faith estimate of any fees that may be charged for the production of the records and a reasonable timeframe for when the records will be provided, which generally will not exceed 25 business days from the initial request.