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Public Record Requests

To submit a public records request or if you have questions regarding a public record request please email: [email protected]
All requests for personnel files and other public records are subject to the Florida State Statute Chapter 119.
The custodian of personnel records for the School District of DeSoto County is the Director of Human Resources,
Dr. Gina Stafford
(863) 494-4222
The Human Resources Department serves as the public information liaison between the school district and the community at large.
  • Requests for personnel and other public records may be made in person, over the telephone, or in writing.
  • Copies of public records shall be furnished upon payment of fees prescribed by Florida State Statute, Section 119.07. The fees are as follows:
    • $0.15 per single-sided copy
    • $0.20 per double-sided copy
    • $1.00 per each page of a certified document
    • $25.00 per USB flash drive furnished by the district
  • Records may be inspected on-site under reasonable conditions during normal office hours and under the supervision of the custodian of the records or their designee.
  • If the nature or volume of public records requested to be inspected or copied is such as to require extensive use of information technology or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by personnel, a service charge will be imposed. For purposes of this rule, “extensive” means that it will take more than 15 minutes to identify, locate, compile, review, copy, and re-file the requested record. The service charge shall be computed to the nearest quarter hour exceeding 15 minutes based on the current rate of pay of the District employee(s) and/or supervisor who perform these services. (SDDC Board Policy 8310)
  • Due to the size of some records, the time to gather the information will vary. Please allow at least 72 hours for a response or estimate of response time.
  • Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail regarding official business to the District or any of its employees. Instead, contact the District or individual employee by phone or in writing.