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Can I see letters written by a public official? (2) What if the letters contain confidential information?

Question: 

(1) Can I see letters written by a public official? (2) What if the letters contain confidential information?

Answer: 

(1) Yes, so long as the letter deals with the discharge of public duties. For example, correspondence from a school superintendent to school board members about items on next week’s agenda should be open to public inspection. (2) If such correspondence contains information that is confidential by law, the remaining portion of the correspondence should be provided. That rule applies to other public records, too. Mere inclusion of some information that is confidential by law does not make an entire record confidential.

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