Public Records Request
It is the Litchfield Elementary School District policy to comply with the Arizona public records law in a timely, accurate and complete manner. Public records not protected from disclosure will be made available upon request.
Governing Board Policy Manual:
Requests for access to records shall be directed to the office of the Superintendent. As required by law, the public record request point of contact is listed below and will be published on the District website:
Point of Contact for Public Records Requests: Department: Superintendent Office
Name: Amy Potapoff
The above stated employee/department shall reply within five (5) business days acknowledging receipt of the request. If the District utilizes an online portal for submission of public records requests a receipt will be delivered upon submission.
What is the public records law?
The Arizona public records law Arizona Revised Statutes §39-121 et seq., applies to all public entities with the intent of ensuring that government entities are accountable to the public. The law does this by giving the public the right to view records concerning the agency's activities.
What is a public record?
A public record is a record made by a public official in pursuance of a duty or to serve as an official transaction for public reference. It can also be a record that is required by law to be kept, such as meetings and minute notes.
Which records are exempt?
Disclosure is not required where it is prohibited by law or court ruling, such as FERPA-protected information. A list of protected documents can be found in the Arizona Attorney General publication Arizona Agency Handbook.
Are there fees associated with the request?
Copy fees will be collected in accordance with Litchfield Elementary School District procedures. The charge is $0.25 cents per page.