Board Policy - CN Public Records
The Kansas Open Records Act is also referred to as KORA. The purpose of KORA is that “public records shall be open for inspection by any person unless otherwise provided, and this act shall be liberally construed and applied to promote such policy.” Records Kansas Statute Annotated (K.S.A.) 45-215 through 45-223 governs the KORA. The act applies to public records, which are defined as “any recorded information, regardless of form or characteristics, which is made, maintained or kept by or is in the possession of any public agency.”
Records not yet in existence are not subject to the Kansas Open Records Act. Any requests received indicating a standing request for records or “records as they become available” are not enforceable. One particular note – the Kansas Open Records Act does not require that a record be created in order to respond to requests or in order to answer questions asking for “information.”
The district shall provide efficient and timely access to public records, as required by law, in response to applications for inspection of public records. The district shall provide assistance and information upon request, while protecting public records from damage and disorganization and preventing excessive disruption of the district’s essential functions.