Public Data Requests
The Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) presumes that all government data are public unless a state or federal law says the data are not public. Government data is a term that means all recorded information a government entity has, including paper, email, DVDs, photographs and electronic media.
The Government Data Practices Act also provides that ISD 279-Osseo Area Schools must keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for you, as a member of the public, to access public data. You have the right to look at (inspect), free of charge, all public data that we keep. You also have the right to get copies of public data. The Government Data Practices Act allows us to charge for copies. You have the right to look at data, free of charge, before deciding to request copies.
This information is based on model materials prepared by the Information and Policy Analysis Division of the Minnesota Department of Administration.
Barbara Olson, APR
Director, School/Community Relations