The following are guidelines for accessing public records from Murrieta Valley Unified School District under the California Public Records Act, Section 6250 of the Government Code and other applicable statutes and case law. 

    Written Requests

    All requests for records must be submitted in writing with the signature and contact information of the requestor.  Download the Public Records Request Form or obtain the form from the receptionist at the District Support Center. 

    Identifying Records

    Requests must be for records in the District and must be clearly identifiable records (Gov. Code Sec. 6253.)  In order to help identify the records, requesters should provide specific information about the records they seek, being as specific as possible in describing the record and the department, office or school that created and maintains the records. 

    Submitting Requests

    All records requests must be submitted to the Public Information Officer and may be faxed to (951) 304-1523 or submitted via email, or mailed to the District Support Center, to the attention of Monica Gutierrez.  

    Requestors will be notified within ten days of receipt of the request whether the request seeks copies of disclosable public records in the possession of the district.  In most cases, requests will be processed within ten days.

    If the request is for voluminous records, the requestor will be notified of any additional length of time it may take to process the request. 

    Inspection of Records

    If the request is to inspect records rather than receive copies, once the records are gathered, an appointment will be made for inspection of the records.  Records not inspected within two weeks of notification will be returned to storage or re-filed and the requestor will be required to file a new request should he/she desire to review them.

    Copying Fees

    The district may charge the direct cost of duplication when it provides copies of records to the public (10 cents per page.) 

Last Modified on June 10, 2020