Open Records Request

Public Records Information

The Georgia Open Records Act establishes the right to inspect and/or receive public records, excluding those records that are specifically exempted by court order or law.  To inspect and/or receive records, please email your request to the email listed below. 

Please provide:

  • Name of Person Making the Request
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Information Requested

Please be as specific as possible.  A detailed description of the FOIA Guidelines and Procedures is listed in the link below.

Upon submission of your request, a confirmation receipt will be sent to the email address provided in the request. 

You will be notified within three (3) business days if there are records responsive to your request and if the records requested are subject to release (O.C.G.A.§ 50-18-71).  The response will be provided in written format and will be sent via email when possible.

Responses shall include the cost to search, retrieve, copy, redact, and/or supervise inspection of the requested document(s).  The cost represents the hourly wage of each employee who has the skills needed to research and prepare the records for release.

The fee for black & white, letter or legal size copies is $0.10 per page. Other types of documents are charged based upon the expense to reproduce the record.  If applicable, postage costs will be charged to the requester if documents are mailed.  Where fees for certain records are otherwise prescribed by law, such specific fees shall apply.  GCSS will notify the requester of estimated fees if applicable prior to processing the request and may defer search and retrieval of the records until the requester agrees to pay the estimated costs. 

Some records are not readily accessible.  In these instances, a timeline will be provided as to when the records will be available.

All Open Records Requests must be submitted to the email listed below.

Lizzet Flores
Executive Secretary to the Superintendent
Gainesville City School System
508 Oak Street 
Gainesville, GA 30501

email:  [email protected]
phone:  770-536-5275 ext. 5143

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