|Submitted||April 26, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to North Dakota Constitution, Article XI, Section 6, and the North Dakota Open Records Statute, N.D.C.C. § 44-04-18(1), I hereby request the following records:
A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Public Instruction that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
Department of Political Science
This e-mail is to acknowledge your request for “a log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Public Instruction that lists the date of request, the requester’s name, the requester’s organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filed. I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present”. I am attaching a copy of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction’s open records log list we have which began in August, 2013.
Your request for records from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is governed by state law. North Dakota’s open records law does not include “fee waiver” language. North Dakota agencies are allowed to charge up to $25 an hour to search for and review requested records if it takes longer than one hour to fulfill a request. North Dakota agencies also may charge up to 25 cents per page for paper copying costs, and a reasonable fee for other duplication costs.
Addy Schmaltz, Human Resources Manager
Department of Public Instruction