Public Records Requests

Request Information

What is FOIA?

FOIA is the Ohio Freedom of Information Act. Under the Ohio Freedom of Information Act, certain records may be accessed by the public upon written request.

How can I submit an FOIA request?

Requests must be made in writing and should state that the information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Please provide a brief description of the public records being requested and be as specific as possible. Requests can be provided via e-mail, but please provide a name and mailing address on the request. To make a public records request, please email Alex Kincaid at amkincai@daytonpublic.com; (937) 542-3054. You may view a sample FOIA request here.

Requests sent through the mail should be mailed to:

Public Information Office
Dayton Public Schools
115 S. Ludlow St.
Dayton, OH 45402-1812
ATTN: FOIA Request

What happens after I submit a request?

The Ohio Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond within a reasonable amount of time. If the requested records are 50 pages or fewer, the pages will be copied and provided to the requester at no charge. If the records exceed 50 pages, the requester will be informed of the duplication cost.

What are the costs for duplication?
Note: Please make checks payable to “Dayton Public Schools”

  • Black and white copy from paper or electronic source (50 pages or less): no charge
  • Paper copy from paper or electronic source (51 pages or more): $.10 per page
  • DVD video footage (with shipping) (DVDs provided for requests from courts, counsel, or law enforcement: $3.00

Additional Information

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