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Open Records Requests and Open Meetings

The Monroe County Board of Education and Administration of Monroe County Schools believe strongly in a transparent and open governance system that is responsive to the community.  The Monroe County School System strictly adheres to all tenets of Georgia's Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act.

Open Records Requests

Georgia law states that an agency must produce records responsive to a requests within three business days absent exceptional circumstances.  If the records cannot be produced within three business days, the agency must inform the requestor, in writing, when the records will be produced, the cost to produce the records (if any), and, if applicable, the specific legal authority exempting the records from disclosure, by Code section, subsection, and paragraph.  The agency can only add to or amend the legal authority cited as the basis for exemption only once if such amendment is within five days of discovery of an error.

Open Records Requests must be submitted in writing to:

Dr. Mike Hickman

Superintendent

Monroe County Schools

25 Brooklyn Ave.

Forsyth, GA 31029

 

Superintendent's Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Deidre Powers

478-994-2031

 


 

 

Open Meetings

The Open Meetings Act provides that an agency may not hold a meeting covered under the Act without having provided due notice of the time and place of the meeting, a preliminary agenda of the meeting and the publication of summary and final minutes of the meeting afterwards.  Proper notice includes the posting of a written notice at the regular place of meeting at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting and notice to the local legal organ in which sheriff's sales are published and other media who have requested such notices.  The Act does not require that the actual legal advertisements be taken out in a newspaper nor does it provide for an opportunity for a person to speak during a meeting.

To speak at a meeting of the Monroe County Board of Education, contact the administrative assistant to the superintendent.  The administrative assistant will provide you with the necessary documents and make the superintendent aware of your request.

For additional information on Open Records Requests and Open Meetings click on the following link to the Attorney General of Georgia's webpage.

http://law.ga.gov/


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