Beginning January 1, 2015 all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Marion County School District are subject to a fee.
All requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) must be submitted in writing to the Marion County School District. Requests may be made through a letter or the form located in the related documents section.
The district has a practice of charging individuals or entities requesting information FOIA "the actual cost of searching for or making copies of records," as permitted pursuant to S. C. Code Section 30-4-30(b).
After receiving a written request for information under FOIA, the district will provide the most reasonable available estimate of costs involved in responding to the request. An advance deposit of half the estimated cost will be required before the district can begin the process. The remainder of the cost must be paid when the information is delivered. If the actual cost is less than estimated, only the actual cost will be charged.