The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that provides ordinary citizens the right to request access to records from federal government agencies. All 50 states have similar open record laws that entitle you to publicly available information about what’s going on in your school system.
Click here to for a state by state guide to open records laws and exemptions. This resource also includes sample letters and an email address and phone number to get individualized assistance.
Click here for Parents Defending Education’s guidance on public record requests.
Click here for a Public Records Letter Generator.