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Freedom of Information Act Requests


All requests for information under South Carolina Code of Laws Title 30 — Public Records Chapter 4 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) must be submitted in writing to Lexington County School District One’s Chief Communications Officer.

You may send your request by email or by letter to the Chief Communications Officer, Lexington County School District One, P.O. Box 1869, Lexington, SC 29071-1869.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, the district has 15 working days to determine if the information you request is publicly available under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please include all of the information listed below in your FOIA request:

  • Your full name
  • Organization
  • Full address including street, city, state and zip code
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • A detailed description of the public records or information you are requesting
  • Date

FOIA provides the public with access to a public agency’s existing non-exempt records. It does not require the district to generate or create records.

Certain categories of documents such as personnel records; student records; test and examinations used to evaluate student or employee performance; records relating to the security of students, staff, or property; records protected from disclosure under attorney-client privilege; executive session materials; etc. may be withheld.

The district has a practice of charging individuals or entities requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act “the actual cost of searching for or making copies of records,” as permitted in S. C. Code Section 30-4-30(b). This includes, but is not limited to, charges for staff time and the cost of copying and printing materials.

Once we receive a written FOIA request, we will provide you an estimate of the costs. You must send a deposit of half the estimated cost before the district can begin filling your request. You will pay the remaining balance when you pick up the information.