Open Records Policy
All requests to inspect and/or to receive copies of "public records" (as defined by the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983) held by EMCC shall be made in writing to the President of the College, clearly indicating the specific record requested and the name and address of the individual and/or organization requesting the record. EMCC shall either make the public record available during normal business hours or produce a copy of the record within fourteen (14) working days from the date the request was received or furnish a written denial containing a statement of the specific reason for such denial.
There will be a reasonably calculated fee charged to cover the actual cost of searching plus a fee of $.25 per page reproduced. In addition, if there are other costs for hand copying, postage, or other actual expenses involved, they shall also be included. Such fees shall be payable in advance. Any delay in receiving such fee shall result in an extension of the fourteen (14) day time limit specified above. Copies of any denials of requests shall be kept on file for at least three (3) years.