REQUESTS FOR PUBLIC RECORDS

 

The Alleghany County School Board complies with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all public records are open to citizens of the Commonwealth, representatives of newspapers and magazines with circulation in the Commonwealth and representatives of radio and television stations broadcasting in or into the Commonwealth during the regular office hours of the custodian of such records. All requests for information are processed in accordance with KBA-R Requests for Public Records.

 

Officers, employees, and members of the School Board who fail to provide public records as required by FOIA because they altered or destroyed the requested records with the intent to avoid the provisions of FOIA are subject to penalties in their individual capacity of up to $100 per record altered or destroyed.

 

The name(s) and contact information for the person(s) Alleghany County School Board has designated as its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer(s) is listed in regulation KBA-R Requests for Public Records and posted at the school board office and on the division’s website. The FOIA Officer(s) serve(s) as a point of contact for members of the public in requesting public records and coordinate(s) the school board’s compliance with FOIA. The FOIA officer(s) receive(s) training at least annually from the school board’s legal counsel or the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council.

 

Adopted:          June 24, 2019

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Legal Ref.:      Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 2.2-3704, 2.2-3704.2, 2.2-3714.

 

Cross Ref.:      KBA-R             Requests for Public Records