While the nature of many of the redactions at issue in the case of Paff v. New Jersey Department of Education, et al, Docket No. MER-L-1523-15 could be determined by the context of the sentence containing the redaction, others could not. My brief, authored by CJ Griffin of the Hackensack-based Pashman Stein law firm, used the following two sentences from the agreement that settled P.A. and J.A. o/b/o A.A. v. Millburn Township Board of Education and Madison Board of Education, OAL Docket No. EDS-18665-2013N as an example:
The District agrees to reimburse Petitioners five thousand ($5,000) toward the educational costs of [REDACTION] for November 2011 through October 2012. The reimbursement shall be provided to the parents within 30 days of receipt of invoices, [REDACTION], and proof of payment. .While the first redaction is clearly the student's name, the second redaction appears to be the type of documentation that the parents need to provide in order to receive reimbursement. It is difficult to see how disclosure of this reimbursement prerequisite could reveal the student's identity.
An October 8, 2015 certification by DOE Records Custodian Donna Fletcher-Lugo provides a bit more, but not much, additional information on the nature of each redacted element.