IPRA - Inspection of Public Records

The New Mexico School for the Deaf (NMSD) 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, 8th edition 2015 IPRA Compliance Guide. By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act, every person has the right to inspect public records of the NMSD.

Confidentiality of students and protected information is a priority.  While valuing and honoring open records laws, we are also obliged by law to protect students and certain information. Reviewing materials includes redaction of protected personal identifiers (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g), protected employment information, and all Exceptions (Inspection of Public Records Act § 14-2-1). 

Herb area with Delgado and Cartwright Halls in the background