GCS proposed public records policy open for comment

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For Immediate Release: July 27, 2017

Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

Proposed Public Records Policy Open for Comment
Community has 30 days to supply feedback

Greensboro, N.C. – At its meeting Thursday, the Guilford County Board of Education reviewed a draft policy regarding public records requests and submitted it for a 30-day period of public comment.

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.

Input may be shared for the next 30 days by emailing gcscomments@gcsnc.com<mailto:gcscomments@gcsnc.com>. Feedback may also be sent by U.S. mail to Public Records Policy Comments, Guilford County Schools, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

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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