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Wisconsin Open Records Law Notice

Section 19.34(1), Wis. Stats., requires the Appleton Area School District to adopt, prominently display, and make available for inspection and copying at its offices, for the guidance of the public, a notice containing a description of its organization and the established times and places at which, the legal custodian from whom, and the methods whereby, the public may obtain information and access to records in its custody, make requests for records, or obtain copies of records and the costs thereof. This Section also requires the district separately identify each position in the district that constitutes a local public office.

Notice is hereby provided of the following information required by the Wisconsin Open Records Law:

Description of the District

The Appleton Area School District is a Wisconsin public school district providing instruction to students in grades pre-K-12. The District is comprised of three (3) high schools, four (4) middle schools, fifteen (15) elementary schools, fourteen (14) charter/magnet schools, and five (5) alternative programs. The District is governed by a school board made up of seven (7) members. 

Records Custodian

Sheree Garvey, Assistant Superintendent - School Services

Means of Requesting Records

The public may seek access to records and/or request copies of records in the District’s custody in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the District Offices located at 131 E. Washington Street, Suite 1A, Appleton, Wisconsin.

In addition, the public may seek access to records and/or request copies of records in the District’s custody by writing to the District Administrator at 131 E. Washington Street, Suite 1A, Appleton, WI 54911 or by email to

Costs of Obtaining Records

The District will impose a fee of $0.15 per copy upon any individual requesting records from the District as provided for in §19.35(3)(a)-(e), Wis. Stats. There may be additional fees for labor costs associated with photography and photography reproduction, computer programming, transcription, location, contractor costs, mailing/shipping, etc. The District may require prepayment from any individual requesting records from the District if the total amount exceeds $5.00.

Local Public Offices

The District has deemed the following positions in the District as “local public offices” as defined by §19.32(1dm), Wis. Stats.:

  • District Administrator/Superintendent of Schools
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Assistant Superintendent/School Services
  • Assistant Superintendent/Student Services
  • Director of Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction
  • Director of Special Education
  • Special Education Coordinators
  • School Principals

For more information, see Board Policy 823: Access to Public Records.

Preservation of Interactive Media

The Appleton Area School District (AASD) does not preserve any interactive media (websites, social media channels). The public can access both District and school Facebook and Twitter accounts at any time, at no charge. Currently both Facebook and Twitter allow access to all public posts since the creation of the specific account. The AASD cannot control third-party comments, deletions or edits.

Directory of all official AASD Social Media

The District recommends utilizing tools such as the Internet Archive Wayback Machine for previous versions of AASD websites.