Freedom of Information Act Procedures

Freedom of Information Act Requests

At Flint Community Schools, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of openness, accountability, and transparency. We believe in the importance of providing our community with access to information that enables understanding, trust, and collaboration.

Our commitment to transparency extends to our compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). We recognize the value of FOIA as a tool for citizens to request and receive information about the operations and activities of our school district. We are committed to promptly and responsibly addressing FOIA requests, ensuring that we provide information in accordance with the law.

Flint Community Schools views transparency not only as a legal obligation but as a fundamental aspect of building strong partnerships with our community. We strive to proactively share relevant information, engage in open communication, and empower our stakeholders with the knowledge they need to actively participate in the education and well-being of our scholars.

Overview and Submitting a Request

Under Section 4 of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, MCL 15.234 (the “FOIA” or the “Act”), Flint Community Schools (FCS) has established procedures and guidelines to facilitate access to information by the general public. This summary outlines the basic procedure for submitting a FOIA request in accordance with Flint Community Schools Board Policies 2810 (Public Review and Inspection of Records) and 8940 (Student Records). The summary and the complete FOIA Procedures and Guidelines are available by selecting the links below.

Submitting A FOIA Request

Flint Community Schools (FCS) requires individuals or entities to submit FOIA requests in writing. FOIA requests may be mailed to the following address:

  • FOIA Coordinator

  • Flint Community Schools

  • 923 East Kearsley Street

  • Flint, Michigan 48503

An individual or entity may also make a written request in person at Flint Community Schools' Administration Building, email a request here, or fax a request to (810) 760-7450.

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FOIA Requests

Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as outlined in MCL 15.231 et seq, ensures that every individual has the right to access comprehensive information regarding Flint Community Schools' adherence to statutory functions and the overall operations of the government.

By submitting a written request to Flint Community Schools' FOIA coordinator, describing the public record with sufficient detail for identification, individuals are granted the right to inspect, copy, or receive copies of the requested public record. It's important to note that Flint Community Schools may charge a fee to cover the processing costs associated with fulfilling the request. This process aligns with our commitment to transparency and compliance with the provisions of FOIA.

FOIA Overview documents for requests.