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Legal and Legislative Services

Open Records Requests

Published: 4/23/2020 5:11 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 through KRS 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 Todd G. Allen, Interim General Counsel, who is the official custodian of the public records of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE).

A request for public records should adhere to the following: the request should be made to the official custodian of the public agency's records; it must be in writing, signed by the requester, with his/her name and contact information printed legibly on it; the requester should indicate whether they desire hard or electronic copies or to inspect the documents; and it 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 emailed to the agency's records custodian at Todd.Allen@education.ky.gov.  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 and efficient constituent service. Mailed requests should be made to the following address:

Todd G. Allen
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Boulevard, Fifth Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601

 

Requests can be made between the business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excepting state holidays). Pursuant to SB 150 (2020), “[n]otwithstanding KRS 61.872 and 61.880, a public agency shall respond to the request to inspect or receive copies of public records within 10 days of its receipt.  A public agency may delay on-site inspection during the pendency of the state of emergency.


Copies of the public records of this agency shall be furnished to any person requesting them on payment of a fee of ten (10) cents a page, but electronic copies shall be provided via email whenever possible, at no cost. Copies of nonwritten 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.

Revised on April 06, 2020

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Todd G. Allen, Interim General Counsel and Designated Records Custodian
Kentucky Department of Education/Kentucky Board of Education.


​Jennifer Payne
Office of Legal, Legislative and Communication Services
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4474 ext: 4812
Fax (502) 564-9321
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