Under the Georgia Open Records Act (OCGA §50-18-70 to §50-18-77), all public records are available for inspection and copying unless they are specifically exempted from disclosure under the law. It is the Richmond County Board of Education's policy to comply with the Georgia Open Records Act.
All Open Records Requests to inspect or copy records must be made in writing to the Director of Communications, Kaden Jacobs, APR.
All employees of the Richmond County Board of Education and the Richmond County School System should direct any person requesting records under the Open Records Act to the Director of Communications.
In responding to any person requesting records under the Open Records Act, reasonable charges authorized by the Open Records Act for the search, retrieval, redaction, and copying of the records responsive to the request may be requested. All charges for an Open Records Act request shall be paid by check or money order.
The school system will provide information relating to the request, as permissible and applicable by law, within three (3) business days after it has been received by the Director of Communications. If production of the information is not possible within that timeframe, the Director of Communications will issue correspondence with an explanation. If the Director of Communications withholds a public document from production under an Open Records Request, they will cite the provision of Georgia law that exempts the record from being produced.Requests can be sent to the following:Email:Mail:Kaden Jacobs, APRDepartment of Communications864 Broad StreetAugusta, GA 30901