Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Request

In accordance with the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), Manitou Springs School District is happy to assist with requests for public records. In order to be considered a public record, it must be maintained by the district. 

Under CORA, the district has three business days (not including the date the request is received) to make the record available for review to the requestor. Sometimes an extension is necessary if the requested information will take longer than three days to complete. In this case, the requestor would be notified of the request for an extension. If citizens wish to view the public records without receiving a copy there is no charge. There will be a $.25 per page charge for copying records unless the record is available electronically. Please keep in mind not all records are available electronically. In addition, charges may be added for the cost of producing the requested information, up to a maximum of $30/hour, as allowed by statute.

Some records are not open for public inspection, including student records and portions of personnel files. For student records, please contact your child’s school. Confidentiality of academic records is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and not subject to CORA.

To request public records, complete the Request for Inspection of Public Records form and email it to [email protected]. Requests should be as detailed as possible.