OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS ACT (OPRA)
- Provide a written request specifying the exact document requested on the Board’s official OPRA Request Form which includes the following:
- The name, address, and telephone number of the requestor;
- A specific description of the government record requested, method of access and if copies are sought, the medium requested and mode of delivery; and
- The data is submitted to the division or agency custodian.
- Hand-delivered during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
- Mailed (U.S. Mail, Federal Express, DHL, or UPS)
- Transmitted electronically by facsimile, e-mail, or website access
An official request for access to Camden City School District records can be made by submitting the Records Request Form. This form can be downloaded and returned to:
Camden City School District
Attn: OPRA Custodian
1033 Cambridge Street
Camden, New Jersey 08105
The Records Custodian has the authority to deny or reject any request for records if the request is unclear or incomplete after attempting to reach a reasonable resolution with the requestor.
After the completed request form is received, the Records Custodian will estimate the cost of providing the records and may require a pre-payment of the estimated sum, including the cost of mailing, delivery, inspection, reproduction under special circumstances. Payment shall be made by cash, check, or money order payable to the Camden City School District. Except as provided otherwise by law or regulation, costs shall be those set forth in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented.
OPRA is a state law enacted to give the public greater access to government records maintained by public agencies in New Jersey. The public has the right under OPRA to examine or obtain copies of those public records that are not subject to exceptions from disclosure. Under OPRA, all levels of the New Jersey government are required to produce records, when properly requested. Certain records are considered exceptions. OPRA expands the intent of the Right to Know law by re-defining what records are available to the public, by setting standards for accessing those records, and penalties for failing to disclose them.