Legal and Legislative Services

Open Records Requests

Published: 7/18/2018 3:39 PM

KENTUCKY LAW GOVERNING INSPECTION OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF

THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

AND

KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Pursuant to KRS 61.870 to 61.884, the public is notified that, as provided herein, the public records of the above named agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky are open for inspection by any person on written application to Kevin C. Brown, general counsel and associate commissioner, who is the official custodian of the public records of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) whose address is 300 Sower Boulevard, 5th Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, each week, except holidays.

 

A request for public records should include the following: the request should be made to the official custodian of the public agency's records; the request must be in writing, signed by the requester, with his name and contact information printed legibly on it; whether the request is for copies or for inspection; and should include as specific a description of the public records requested as the requester can craft. The request may be hand-delivered, mailed, sent via facsimile, or email to the agency's records custodian Todd Allen. While an agency is not required to accept a public records request via email, the KDE and the KBE strive to be transparent and provide excellent customer service.

 

The public has the right under the Kentucky Open Records Act to come to the offices of the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Boulevard, Fifth Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky, between the business hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excepting state holidays), to inspect records of the KDE. If an individual chooses to come to KDE's offices to inspect public records, KDE recommends that the individual call ahead to arrange for this inspection so KDE staff can have the documents prepared for inspection and dedicated staff available to assist the requester.

Copies of written material in the public records of this agency shall be furnished to any person requesting them on payment of a fee of 10 cents a page but electronic copies shall be provided via email whenever possible, at no cost; copies of non-written records (photographs, maps, material stored in computer files or libraries, etc.) shall be furnished on request, on payment of a charge equal to the actual cost of producing copies of such records by the most economic process not likely to damage or alter the record.

 

 


Tina Drury
Office of Legal, Legislative and Communication Services
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4474
Fax (502) 564-9321
 
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