was advised of the amount and subsequently paid the amounts charged.
At page two (2) of the District's response, the District stated that:
"...Ms. Slater was given the opportunity on several occasions to come to the School District and spend time reviewing the records and returning the items she desired to have copied."
(See, Dr. Sutton's May 19, 1994 letter, last paragraph). The District also pointed out that in its March 15, 1994 letter to the complainant that Ms. Slater was advised that the cost of providing the records would include the "cost of copying and secretarial time. " Id. Finally, the District pointed out that Ms. Slater called Dr. Sutton and indicated she would not come into the office to review the records but would be willing to pay all necessary costs to obtain the documents. (See, Dr. Sutton's June 24, 1994 letter to Ms. Karen Whittaker, Office of Auditor of Accounts).
Thereafter, according to the District, Donna Kemry of the District's Administrative Office called and left a message on Ms. Slater's answering machine informing her the cost would be $107.87. Following that call, Ms. Slater came to the District's office with a check payable to the District in the amount and picked up the documents on June 10, 1993.
§ 10003. Examination and Copying of Public Records
(a) All public records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizen of the State during regular business hours by the custodian of the records for the appropriate public body. Reasonable access to and reasonable facilities for copying of these records shall not be denied to any citizen. If the record is in active use or in storage and, therefore, not available at the time a citizen requests access, the custodian shall so inform the citizen and make an appointment for said citizen to examine such records as expediently as they may be made available. Any reasonable expense involved in the copying of such records shall be