Individuals submitting a public records request will receive notification via email within three business days with confirmation that the request was received.
If the request is unclear or does not sufficiently identify the requested information, the requester will be contacted for clarification. If clarification is not received, the request may be denied.
The request will then be reviewed to ensure that the information requested is available and not restricted from public access. For a list of records that are considered confidential, see North Carolina General Statute §132 and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines.
Montgomery Community College will make every effort to provide records within a reasonable timeframe. Delivery times will vary depending on factors such as the size and volume of the request and whether the request requires additional preparation or review.
There is no charge for examining a public record, but there is a copy charge of $0.10 per page for any copies the College makes for the person/organization requesting the record. In addition, if the information request is for something other than a readily available document, the College will charge for the time it takes a staff person to collect or prepare the information. This charge is based on the full labor cost of the person preparing the record. The College will provide an estimate of the costs for an extraordinary request prior to making the records available for inspection or release and allow the requestor the option of either agreeing to pay the charge or revising the request to narrow its nature or scope.