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Applied Scholastics Records Request
« on: June 08, 2009, 13:42 »
Fix typos and let me know if I should ask for anything else.  Remember only the first part in purple can be changed.

June 8, 2009
Ms. Pat Mills
Legal Services of GA Department of Education
2052 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a public record request for records involving Applied Scholastics. I am requesting a copy of the application, all reviews of the program, and all letters written in support or complaint of the organization with the exception of those portions specifically exempted by Georgia law.As you know, the Georgia Open Records Act states reasonable charges may
be assessed "for search, retrieval, and other direct administrative
costs for complying with a request under this Code section. The hourly
charge shall not exceed the salary of the lowest paid full-time
employee who, in the discretion of the custodian of the records, has
the necessary skill and training to perform the request; provided,
however, that no charge shall be made for the first quarter hour."
O.C.G.A. §50-18-71(d).
I am prepared to pay reasonable search and retrieval fees if necessary.
As you know, advance payment is not required under the Act. O.C.G.A.
§50-18-71(g). Instead, once documents are requested, charges for all
costs incurred by your agency can be collected in the same manner as
taxes due. O.C.G.A. §50-18-71(g).
In order to make such a fee request, however, your agency must first
notify me of the estimated cost of the copying, search, retrieval and
other authorized fees before they are incurred. O.C.G.A. §50-18-71.2.
I authorize fees up to a total of $50.00, in advance, however if the
fees will be more than that, please notify me first.
If my request is denied in whole or in part, the law requires your
agency to justify all deletions by reference to exemptions of the
Georgia Open Records Act, specifying code section, subsection and
paragraph. O.C.G.A. §50-18-72(h). The law also requires you to release
all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. O.C.G.A.
Also, the Open Records Act sets fines up to $100 for any person who
fails to provide a requested public document within three (3) business
days, unless there are out-of-the-ordinary extenuating circumstances.
O.C.G.A. §50-18-74. Therefore, I will expect your agency to produce
the requested records within the three-day limit or give written
reasons why not, and the specific date the records will be available.
O.C.G.A. §50-18-70(f)
Thank you for your assistance. Should your have any questions, please
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