Public Records:

As a public agency, NUSD adheres to the California Public Records Act which requires that governmental records shall be disclosed to the public, upon request, unless there is a specific reason not to do so.  Permissible exemptions from disclosure include documents that invade an individual’s right to privacy (e.g., privacy in certain personnel, medical or student records) or hinder the government’s need to perform its assigned functions in a reasonably efficient manner (e.g., maintaining confidentiality of investigative records, official information, records related to pending litigation, and preliminary notes or memoranda).

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that is not applicable to requests for records of a state agency. As a result, we construe requests made under FOIA as inquiries under the California Public Records Act, the law which is applicable to California state government agency records.

How to Make a Request

All public records requests should be made in writing.  The district will respond within ten days to acknowledge receipt of the request and provide a timeline when the information can reasonably be disclosed.  Records will be provided electronically unless otherwise noted.

Please send the request to [email protected] and include:

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Phone Number
  • Records Requested:  Please be as specific as possible.

Summary of the California Public Records Act

Access to District Records Board Policy 1340

Access to District Records Administrative Regulations 1340