Sunshine Law Requests
Missouri's Sunshine Law promotes transparency in government by setting forth expectations for public access to meetings and records of public governmental bodies. Section 610.011 of the Sunshine Law states: “It is the public policy of this state that meetings, records, votes, actions, and deliberations of public governmental bodies be open to the public unless otherwise provided by law. Sections 610.010 to 610.200 shall be liberally construed and their exceptions strictly construed to promote this public policy.”
Sunshine Law Request and Responses
Sunshine Law requests received will be archived here. While it is not always possible to post the documents requested, at a minimum the original request and the school district's response will be posted. Supporting documentation will accompany the original request only if it is available in electronic format.
How to Make a Sunshine Law Request
The Board of Education is the public governmental body of Springfield Public Schools. If you wish to make a Sunshine Law request for documents related to SPS, please submit it in writing via email, US Mail or in person to:
Springfield Public Schools - Kraft Administrative Center
1359 E. St. Louis Street
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 523-0026
Note: A fee may be charged for researching and copying of the documents requested. In accordance with the Sunshine Law, SPS may charge up to 10 cents per page for standard copies and a reasonable fee for the time necessary to search for and copy public records. A response, including the estimated cost, will be provided no later than the end of the third business day after the request was received. Once the fee is paid by the requestor, the documents will be retrieved, copied and provided.
For ease of access, Springfield Public Schools makes available via its website a wealth of information about district operations. Before you make your Sunshine request, click here to view information that is already available in electronic format or browse the list of recent Sunshine requests.