Public Records Requests

Freedom of information act

What is FOIA?

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

How can I submit an FOIA request?

Dayton Public Schools has no specific FOIA request form, however, requests must be made in writing. Requests should state that information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Provide a brief description of the public records requested, being as specific as possible. While requests can be provided via e-mail, please provide a name and mailing address on the request.  Click here to email a public records request. 

Requests sent through the mail should be mailed to:

Office of Strategic Communication
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?

Fee schedule for duplication of public records

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

Checks are to be made payable to: "Dayton Public Schools"


Office of Strategic Communication
Phone: (937) 542-3054
Fax:     (937) 542-3155

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