Media and Public Information Request Guidelines

Media and public information requests can be submitted to the DCBOE by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]. FOIA requests may be submitted to [email protected]. Additional contact information is available at

Media/Public Information requests should include the following:

  • Specific questions and/or documents requested. Be as specific as possible.
  • Deadline for publication and media outlet
  • Contact email and/or phone number

The DCBOE prefers that public information requests and media questions be submitted in writing.  Requests are most often answered in the order in which they are received and those with immediate deadlines from official media publications may be considered higher priority. 

Response time and answers available for public release may vary depending on competing deadlines, external and internal factors, and readily available information. Opinions or comments that require information from DCBOE leadership may require additional time.

In addition, inquiries may be converted to the FOIA requests as needed or as determined by the FOIA officer and/or Communications Director.  The requester will be notified if such need arises and FOIA deadlines will apply. Additional information and how to submit FOIA requests is available on our website,,-reports,-foia/foia-requests

Please note: the FOIA statute does not require DCBOE to answer written questions or to create/compile new records in response to requests for written information. We do strive to provide any existing records that can be disclosed that could be considered responsive to the questions within the timeframe that the statute mandates.