|Suanne C. Lee
|Records Management Liaison Officer||305-293-1400-53360|
Fiscal / Records Specialist
|Internal Document Retention Removal Assistance||305-293-1400-53358|
The primary purpose of the Records Management Department is the scanning and retention of permanent records, retrieval of records as requested, and providing destruction of records when the retention period has been met.
The benefits of a well-run records management operation are many:
Space savings. Space savings is the most immediately realized benefit of a records management program. By implementing retention schedules and systematically destroying records that have met their retention requirements, an organization can significantly reduce the space occupied by records.
Reduced expenditures for filing equipment. Appropriate disposition of records can greatly reduce the need for filing cabinets, file folders, electronic storage media, etc.
Increased efficiency in retrieval of information. Retrieval of information is made more efficient through improved management of paper records systems and through cost-effective and efficient implementation of non-paper systems, such as electronic document imaging and micrographics. An added benefit in improving filing systems is the reduction of misfiles and lost records, which can result in costly searches to locate needed records.
Compliance with legal retention requirements and the establishment of administrative, fiscal, and historical retention requirements. The hallmark of a good records management program is the establishment of retention requirements based upon an analysis of the records’ legal, fiscal, administrative, and historical requirements and values. In the absence of such requirements, many organizations either destroy records that should be retained or retain everything, thereby taking a legal risk or assuming unnecessary operating costs.
Protection of vital records. Records management’s involvement in identifying vital records and in preparing a carefully designed disaster recovery plan can help an organization reduce its vulnerability. The destruction of important records can cost an organization millions of dollars and threaten the organization’s ability to function, thus jeopardizing its existence.
Control over creation of new records. A significant percentage of the cost of information is in records creation. Records management, forms management, and reports management can help reduce the proliferation of unnecessary reports, documents, and copies, and at the same time improve the effectiveness of those reports and documents that do need to be created.
You may request records through the Monroe County School District Records Department:
Monroe County School District Records Department at (305) 293-1490
Monroe County School District, Records Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040
Request records by phone by calling (305) 293-1400, Ext. 53323.
Request records at the District’s main office located at 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040
Records Management Files