School boards collect, use and disseminate personal information from and about individuals in the course of providing educational services and to administer programs in accordance with the Education Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, passed in 1989, gives everyone a legal right to access public records and to expect protection of their personal records in the care of public institutions. The Act can be accessed through the Service Ontario website.
Freedom of Information Requests
The Freedom of Information Request form(s) may be submitted in person or by mail to one of the Board office locations. For each Freedom of Information request, there is a mandatory $5.00 application fee. Please be advised the $5.00 application fee cannot be waived and is non-refundable. The fee is payable by cash or cheque.
The Board responds to a request within 30 days of receiving the form and application fee. Requests requiring an extensive search, a large number of records, and/or consultation with an external third party may require an extension to the 30 days.
Upon receipt of the request you will be notified if further information to the documentation is required, the 30-day time limit must be extended, access is denied or the estimated fee exceeds $25.00.
If you are making a request to access general information, the following additional fees may apply:
- Search time – $7.50 per 1/4 hour;
- Record preparation – $7.50 per 1/4 hour;
- Photocopying – $.20 per page;
- Computer Programming – $15.00 per 1/4 hour;
- Any costs involved in locating, retrieving, processing and copying a record specified in an invoice received by the Board.
Privacy and Freedom of Information requests or questions related to privacy issues may be directed to:
Bonnie Gotelaer – FOI Coordinator and Records Management Officer
Lambton Kent District School Board
P.O. Box 2019
Sarnia, ON N7T 7L2
519-336-1500 Ext. 31401
Access the FOI Request form here.
Additional information about privacy and access to information may be obtained by visiting the website of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.