Public Records Request

As the volume of records requests grows, Hernando School District is making it easier to receive public records in accordance with Florida statutes. As of February 1, 2023, we are using GovQA software to more efficiently process and manage requests from citizens. The new records request system is a centralized, secure public records portal that allows residents to track their requests online.


Please Note: Student transcripts are NOT considered public records.
Click here to request a copy of a high school transcript or other student record.

All public records subject to and not exempt from disclosure pursuant to Florida Statutes shall be available for inspection or copying during normal office hours at the District Office or other School Board offices in which records are maintained under procedures adopted by the Superintendent in accordance with applicable law.

Public records are satisfied in the order in which they are received. They are fulfilled, according to statute, in a timely manner. The only delay is that which is reasonably necessary to allow the district to compile the requested records and protect against disclosure of those records or portions of records that are confidential and exempt. 

Charges for copies of public records not exceeding 8 ½ X 14 in size shall be 15¢ for each one sided copy or 20¢ for each two sided copy, unless a different fee is otherwise prescribed or permitted by Florida Statutes. 

A one dollar ($1.00) fee shall be assessed for a certified copy of a public record. The Hernando County School District may charge, in addition to  the actual cost of duplication, a special service charge, which shall be reasonable and shall be based on the cost incurred for such extensive use of information technology resources or the labor cost of the personnel providing the service that is actually incurred by the agency or attributable to the agency for the clerical and supervisory assistance required, or both.

An exemption contained in this chapter or in any other general or special law shall not limit the access of the Auditor General, the Office of Program Policy Analysis and  Government Accountability, or any state, county, municipal, university, board of community college, school district, or special district internal auditor to public records when such person states in writing that such records are needed for a properly authorized audit, examination, or investigation. Such person shall maintain the exempt or confidential status of that public record and shall be subject to the same penalties as the custodian of that record for public disclosure to such record.

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