FOIA Exemptions

  • Commonly Used FOIA Exemptions

    The Code of Virginia allows any public body to withhold certain records from public disclosure. Richmond Public Schools commonly withholds records subject to the following exemptions:

    1. Personnel records (§ 2.2-3705.1 (1) of the Code of Virginia)
    2. Written advice of Legal counsel and Records subject to attorney-client privilege (§ 2.2-3705.1 (2)) or attorney work product (§ 2.2-3705.1 (3))
    3. Tests or examinations (§ 2.2-3705.1 (4))
    4. Records recorded in or compiled exclusively for use in closed meetings (§ 2.2-3705.1 (5)
    5. Vendor proprietary information (§ 2.2-3705.1 (6))
    6. Records relating to the negotiation and award of a contract, prior to a contract being awarded (§ 2.2-3705.1 (12))
    7. Scholastic records containing information concerning identifiable individuals (§ 2.2-3705.4 (1))
    8. Confidential letters and statements of recommendation (§ 2.2-3705.4 (2))