Request for Public Records
Information Instructions

Please be guided by the following information:

Your request for information from the Jersey City Public Schools is governed by the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.

Some records will be immediately available during the normal business hours. Some records will require time to compile and to make the copy requested but will normally be available within the normal business hours and within seven (7) business days.

If any document or copy which has been requested is not a public record or cannot be provided within seven (7) business days, you will be provided with a response with that information within seven (7) business working days.

The term public record means any paper, document, written or printed book, drawing, map, plan, photograph, microfilm, information stored or maintained electronically or by sound recording, that has been made, maintained or kept on file in the course of official business or that has been received in the course of official business.

“Public Record” does not include any document or portion which discloses a social security number, credit card number, unlisted telephone number, driver license number, employee personal files (except an individual’s name, title, position, salary, payroll record, length of service, date of separation, and reason thereof) advisory, consultative or deliberative material, information which could give an advantage to competitors or bidders, information re3latewd to any sexual harassment complaint, and other maters in which there is a right of privacy or confidentiality or which is exempt by law.

There is no fee for simply inspecting a document during normal business hours.

Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, the fee for the duplication of a government record as embedded in the form of printed matter shall be $ 0.05 per letter size page or smaller, and $ 0.07 per legal size page or paper. Access to electronic records ands non-printed materials shall be provided free of charge, but there may be charge for the actual costs of any needed supply such as computer discs.

If the request for the information is denied the denial can be appealed to the Government Records Council in the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Trenton, New Jersey, or to the New Jersey Superior Court, as provided by N.J.S.A. 47:1A et.seq

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