Extension for Public Records Comments

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For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017

Contact: Tina Firesheets (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

Deadline for Public Record Comments Extended
The public can still submit comments about the proposed policy

Greensboro, N.C. – The board of education has extended its deadline for public comments regarding the proposed policy on public records to Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The board will consider the proposal at its meeting that night.

A draft policy regarding public records requests is under consideration.
Comments may be sent here. Feedback may also be sent by U.S. mail to Public Records Policy Comments, Guilford County Schools, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.
The proposed policy, drafted by the Policy Committee with input from legal counsel and the North Carolina School Boards Association, provides a definition of a public record, identifies who to contact and outlines the appropriate steps for the requester to follow. The procedure creates a fulfillment process for staff to follow.
According to the proposal, electronic files sent by email and the first 50 pages of any request for printed copies would be free of charge. A fee of 10-cents per page would be charged for copies after the first 50 pages.
The proposed policy and administrative regulation would not apply to private student records, which are accessible by parents of current students at no charge. GCS does charge a small handling fee for transcripts for GCS graduates.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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