The Carlsbad Municipal School District follows procedures contained in the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2) and the New Mexico Attorney General's published compliance guide.
Notice of Right to Inspect Public Records
By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act (the "Ace' or "IPRA), every person has the right to inspect public records of the Carlsbad Municipal School District (CMSD). The CMSD is responsible for making public records, in its possession or that it is responsible for, available for inspection.
Procedures for Requesting Inspection of Public Records
- Record Request Guidelines
Requestors should be specific in describing the records requested.
Requests for justifications of actions are not proper requests under the law.
Requests must include the requestor's full name, phone number, and the mailing address where the requested documents will be sent.
- How to Submit a Request for Public Records
Write your request in a letter, an email, or a memo. Include the following information:
Your full name
Your phone number
The mailing address where the CMSD Custodian of Records will send the requested documents.
A specific description of the records requested.
- Custodian of Public Records Contact Information
You may deliver your requests using any of the following methods:
Deliver in person to:
What to Expect
Upon receipt of written or electronic Inspection of Public Records request, the CMSD Custodian of Records will respond in writing within three business days to acknowledge receipt of that request. After determining if the requested records exist, and are subject to inspection, copies of the records will be made available for review at the Carlsbad MSD district offices at 408 N. Canyon, Carlsbad, NM.
Arrangements can be made to have the requests mailed if necessary.
If there is a charge for voluminous requests, we will notify requestor of associated costs for copies of records. Requestor will be invoiced upon receipt of copies.