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PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST GUIDELINES

The Smithfield School Department has instituted the following procedure to help you obtain public records:

  1. The contact person for public records is the Superintendent of Schools. The telephone number is 231-6606.
  2. The regular business hours of the School Department are 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Please complete the Public Records Request form at the front desk and it will be given to the Superintendent of Schools the following day.
  3. The School Department may ask you the reason for your request as part of its regular course of business. However, you are not required to provide identification or the reason you seek the information, and your right to access public records will not depend upon providing identification or reason.
  4. In order to ensure that you are provided with the public records you seek in an expeditious manner, we ask that you complete the Public Records Request form located at the front desk.
  5. There are times when the public records you seek are not available at the time of your request. Please be advised that the Access to Public Records Act allows a public body ten (10) business days to respond. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
  6. If you feel that you have been denied access to public records, you have the right to file a review petition with the Attorney General. If you are still not satisfied, you may file a lawsuit in the Superior Court.
  7. You will be provided with an estimate of the cost for retrieval of public records. Those costs must be paid before retrieval will commence.
  8. The following fees apply:

a. $.15 per page copied on 8 ½” x 11” or 8 ½” x 14” paper. Copies made on larger paper may be charged at a higher rate.

b. No more than the actual cost of providing electronic records.

c. $15.00 per hour for search and retrieval with the first hour free.

d. Or as fees are defined by state law.


FORM

SMITHFIELD SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

REQUEST FORM FOR RECORDS

UNDER THE ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

Date_____________________________________________________________________________________ Request Number __________________________________________

Name _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Email Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Requested Records:






OFFICE USE ONLY

Request taken by: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date: __________________________________________________________________________________ Time: ________________________________________________________

Date Person Informed of Cost and Availability of Records: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Date Records Provided: ______________________________________ Mail ________________-- E-Mail ______________________ Pick Up ___________________________

Costs: Copies _______________________________________________________________________

Search and Retrieval ___________________________________________________________

Total ____________________________________________________________________________


ADOPTED: October 06, 2008