FOIA Instructions and Information


Michigan Freedom of Information Act Procedures and Guidelines

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231-15.246, provides for public access to certain public records, permits the charging of prescribed fees and deposits, and provides remedies and penalties for non-compliance. A person has a right to inspect, copy, or receive copies of certain requested public records. Some public records are permitted or required not to be disclosed. The School District is a public body that must comply with the FOIA. The School District has established the following Procedures and Guidelines to implement the FOIA effective July 1, 2015. For purposes of these Procedures and Guidelines, terms have the same meaning as defined in the FOIA. A complete copy of the FOIA is available on the Michigan Legislature’s website at

These Procedures and Guidelines (which include a Public Summary and an Itemized Fee Form) are available at the link to the left. This link or a physical copy of these Procedures and Guidelines will be included in each of the School District’s FOIA responses. Paper copies of these Procedures and Guidelines are available upon request by a visitor at the School District’s Central Office, located at 258 W. Wright, Shepherd, MI 48883.