Open Records Act Requests


Open Records Act Requests - Information and Forms

Open Records Act requests for records from the State Board of Education or the State Department of Education may be made using the following form.  Open Records Act requests submitted to the State Department of Education and the State Board of Education are processed in accordance with the provisions of the Open Records Act and accompanying State Department of Education rule at 210:1-3-11.   Requests may be subject to fees for the costs of record searches and copies in accordance with the fee schedule below.  

All Open Records Act requests are processed in the order that they are received.  When processing of your request has begun, you should receive a confirmation email and tracking number for your request; please reference this tracking number when making any inquiries about the status of your request. Inquiries regarding the status of pending requests may be addressed to:

Kalee Isenhour
Phone: (405) 521-4906
openrecordsrequests@sde.ok.gov

The estimated time to complete most requests is approximately thirty (30) days. However, reasonable response times may be shorter or longer, depending upon a number of factors, e.g., the volume of pending requests; whether records responsive to the request are available in electronic format that can be searched; workloads of the department/area/division where the documents are maintained; time necessary to conduct a search for responsive records; scope and complexity of the request; number of documents identified as responsive to the request and time necessary to screen responsive documents to prevent disclosure of data deemed confidential under state and/or federal law. 

Note:  Certain records or portions of certain records may be exempt from disclosure pursuant to state and federal statutes and regulations governing the privacy of educational records, student data and employee data, as well as other legal evidentiary privileges.  Please refer to the resources linked below for more information.

Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Confidentiality and Privacy of Personnel Records, Educational Records and Student Data
Guidance relating to FERPA compliance and best practices for mitigating disclosure risks
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Last updated on May 21, 2014