I made a request under the GA Open Records Act wanting to obtain some school records from my district and this is the reply I got.
This email is in response to your Open Records Act request to the BLANK County School District (“School District”), received September 4, 2012. Specifically, you requested the following:
1. “All email communications involving My Child's Name, [My Name] son, since January 2012 to present.”
2. “All email communications regarding Teacher's Name receiving Orton Gillingham instruction this summer (the time line for this request is from January 2012 to present).”
3. “All email communications regarding placement or potential placement of My son's name at Schools Name [Charter] Middle School.”
The School District estimates that it will take at least 93 hours, and approximately three weeks to retrieve and redact the records before they are available for inspection. The estimated cost for the retrieval and redaction of these records is approximately $2,225 (73 hours x $25 per hour for retrieval, plus 20 hours x $20 per hour for redaction). Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-18-71(d), the School District will defer search and retrieval of the requested records until you or your client agrees to pay the estimated costs.
Redact - excuse me but nothing should be redacted (hidden) from my view when it concerns my child!
$2,225 to get these records, WTF, somebody must have something to hide. The last time I made the request I got the records for free!
Just needed to vent. Thanks!