Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Superintendent will determine and advise the requestor, within five (5) business days, whether the records specified in the request are available for inspection and copying. If a request is denied by the Superintendent, the rquestor may seek to compel disclosure or make a written appeal of the denial to the Board. The Board shall act on the appeal within ten (10) business days ot issue a notice of extension of ten (10) days in which to make the decision. The Superintendent will direct the requestor to the place where the requested records may be inspected and will arrange for the preparation and certidcation of copies upon tender of any required fee. The Superintendent will establish a time and date for inspection and copying of the requested records. If the records are available on the District's website, the District may refer the requestor to the website location as its response to the request. At the request of the requestor, the Superintendent shall make arrangements for the record to be transmitted electronically via the medium selected by the requestor, if the District has the technological capability to comply the request with. If transmission is by an electronic record, the requestor is to provide the disk in advance. If the transmission is by E-mail, the requestor must provide the proper address. No record may be removed from such location, and may be inspected only at Central Office or other location determined by the Superintedent. Requests by mail, fax, or E-mail for copies of available records may be addressed to the Superintendent, and will be honored upon payment of any required fee, provided the requestor and the record of which a copy is requested are sufficiently identified to make compliance practicable. The District is responsible for providing records of the District, but not for providing additional information that may be related to a record but is not part of a record. Nor is the District required to create a record if none is available. Personnel records are to be considered public records of the District other than those considered to be confidential by law. The records shall be made available at Central Office, during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of the holidays when District Schools are closed. Copies of requests shall be provided for a fee. All of this, plus more information, can be found in Policy 8310.