Other (indicate in message) Submitted: December 14, 2023 | Updated: February 22, 2024

(December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

Good evening Iredell-Statesville Schools (Records Officer or Custodian(s) of these records),

Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

** I’m simply requesting the electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to "inspect", nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. And, I’m NOT asking for you to create or compile a record that does not exist. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist). If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

SUBJECT:
(December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 - 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

MESSAGE:
Please provide all incoming and outgoing communications [sent to and sent from] Superintendent Jeff James, during the period of January 01, 2023 through December 07, 2023. A request for “communications” should include but is not limited to emails, letters, memos, texts, messages, posts, comments or announcements.

Specifically – I’m only requesting communications that include any of the following Keywords: "technology" , "tech" , "fee" , “device" , "tablet" , "iPad" , “Ipad” , “ipad” , "laptop" .

I am explicitly asking that you DO NOT provide me with any confidential / sensitive / or personally identifying information about specific students or their data (if that type of info happens to be contained in any of the responsive records).
————————————

Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Thank you for your assistance!

** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • February 22, 2024 8:03 am

    1 day ago

    from: Jada Jonas <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Feb 22, 2024, 8:03 AM
    subject: Re: Following up on my Public Records Request. (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

     

    Good morning.

     

    I want to apologize for the lack of response. We have received your request and will work to expedite the fulfillment of the request.
    While this is no excuse, we have identified the gap in our process and are working to ensure our compliance with the Law.

     

    I will provide an update on the timeline via email by 2/26/24. This will provide time for us to pull the records and figure out how much estimated time we will need to review and redact anything necessary.

     

    Thank you.
    Jada

    Jada Jonas

    Public Information Officer

    Iredell-Statesville Schools

    p: 704.924.2044

     

    E-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to North Carolina’s Public Records Act and may be disclosed to third parties. However, Federal and State law protects certain information about personnel and students that may be contained in this e-mail from unauthorized disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete this e-mail and any accompanying documents and contact the sender immediately. Unauthorized disclosure, copying, or distribution of any confidential or privileged content of this e-mail is prohibited.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 21, 2024 5:31 pm

    2 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jada Jonas <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Feb 21, 2024, 5:31 PM
    subject: Re: Following up on my Public Records Request. (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

     

    Good evening Jada, Maggie, Kelly, all others CCced,

     

    I submitted the following public records request to I-S Schools on 12/14/2023 at 7:09pm, via your Public Records Requests online form:

     

    SUBJECT
    (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

     

    I have not received any response at all since I submitted the request. Nor have I received a reply to either of my follow up emails in the thread above on January 2nd and 30th.

     

    Under NC Public Records Law, I-S Schools is required to “promptly” process all public records requests. Essentially, this means that if you intentionally delay the fulfillment of my request by allowing it to “sit” until staff has availability to address it, or feels like answering my emails, then this could be considered a denial of a request. With this in mind, I want to highlight again the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance: “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”. http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,239

     

    Having made all reasonable attempts to follow up, and having received no reply from anyone — I’m going to now mark this request as having been “Denied” by your organization. If you would like to respond to me in the future to fulfill the request, I’ll be happy to “reopen” it at that time.

     

    I would also like to suggest that I-S Schools revisit their current public records request fulfillment process to ensure that you’re in compliance with the Law, and that you fulfill and respond to all requests in a timely manner.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • January 30, 2024 2:18 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Mail Delivery Subsystem <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 30, 2024, 2:18 PM
    subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

     

    Address not found

     

    Your message wasn’t delivered to [email protected] because the address couldn’t be found, or is unable to receive mail.

     

    LEARN MORE

     

    The response was:

     

    550 5.2.1 The email account that you tried to reach is inactive. For more information, go to https://support.google.com/mail/?p=DisabledUser kd3-20020a17090313c300b001d7776bca8csor123967plb.3 – gsmtp

     

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    To: Jada Jonas <[email protected]>
    Cc: [email protected].us[email protected][email protected]
    Bcc:
    Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2024 14:18:06 -0500
    Subject: Re: Following up on my Public Records Request. (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.
    —– Message truncated —–


     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jada Jonas <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jan 30, 2024, 2:18 PM
    subject: Re: Following up on my Public Records Request. (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

     

    Good afternoon Jada, all others CCed,

     

    I submitted the following public records request to I-S Schools on 12/14/2023 at 7:09pm, via your Public Records Requests online form:

     

    SUBJECT:
    (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

     

    I have not received any response since I submitted the request, nor have I received a reply to my follow up email above on January 02, 2024.

     

    Under NC Public Records Law, I-S Schools is required to “promptly” process all public records requests. Essentially, this means that if you are intentionally delaying the fulfillment of a request by allowing it to “sit” until staff has availability to address it, or feels like answering my emails, then this could be considered a denial of a request. With this in mind, I want to highlight the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance: “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”. http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,2390

     

    Please confirm receipt of my request, and please provide an anticipated date for its completion.

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week. At that point, if I still haven’t heard back, then I will mark this request as having been “Denied” by your organization.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • January 2, 2024 5:13 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Mail Delivery Subsystem <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 2, 2024, 5:13 PM
    subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

     

    Address not found

     

    Your message wasn’t delivered to [email protected] because the address couldn’t be found, or is unable to receive mail.

     

    LEARN MORE

     

    The response was:

    550 5.2.1 The email account that you tried to reach is inactive. For more information, go to https://support.google.com/mail/?p=DisabledUser ew4-20020a056122494400b004b71b2404acsor3060449vkb.5 – gsmtp

     

     

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    To: Jada Jonas <[email protected]>
    Cc: [email protected].us[email protected][email protected]
    Bcc:
    Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2024 17:13:28 -0500
    Subject: Following up on my Public Records Request. (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.
    —– Message truncated —–


     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jada Jonas <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jan 2, 2024, 5:13 PM
    subject: Following up on my Public Records Request. (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

     

    Good afternoon Jada (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    I submitted the following public records request [see copied below] to I-S Schools on 12/14/23 at 7:09pm via your Public Records Requests online form.

     

    I have not received any response since I submitted the request, therefore I must follow up with you all directly via email.

     

    Can you please confirm receipt of the request below to let me know it has begun processing — and please provide an anticipated date for the completion of my request? I’ll follow up again in 1 week, if I do not hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!
    ——–

     

    ” Good evening Iredell-Statesville Schools (Records Officer or Custodian(s) of these records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    ** I’m simply requesting the electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to “inspect”, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. And, I’m NOT asking for you to create or compile a record that does not exist. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist). If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    SUBJECT:
    (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

     

    MESSAGE:
    Please provide all incoming and outgoing communications [sent to and sent from] Superintendent Jeff James, during the period of January 01, 2023 through December 07, 2023. A request for “communications” should include but is not limited to emails, letters, memos, texts, messages, posts, comments or announcements.

     

    Specifically – I’m only requesting communications that include any of the following Keywords: “technology” , “tech” , “fee” , “device” , “tablet” , “iPad” , “Ipad” , “ipad” , “laptop” .

     

    I am explicitly asking that you DO NOT provide me with any confidential / sensitive / or personally identifying information about specific students or their data (if that type of info happens to be contained in any of the responsive records).
    ————————————

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive. “


    Status: Follow up
  • December 14, 2023 7:09 pm

    2 months ago

    **Editor’s Note 12/14/23: We submitted the following request to Iredell-Statesville Schools via their public records request form at 7:09pm EST. If we receive any updates, they will be posted on our website. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    from: Google Forms <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Dec 14, 2023, 7:09 PM
    subject: Public Records Request Form

     

    Thanks for filling out Public Records Request Form
    Here’s what was received.



    Good evening Iredell-Statesville Schools (Records Officer or Custodian(s) of these records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    ** I’m simply requesting the electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to “inspect”, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. And, I’m NOT asking for you to create or compile a record that does not exist. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist). If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    SUBJECT:

    (December 2023) Request for Iredell-Statesville, NC Schools: All Superintendent communications incoming and outgoing from 01/01/23 – 12/07/23. Keyword specific.

     

    MESSAGE:

    Please provide all incoming and outgoing communications [sent to and sent from] Superintendent Jeff James, during the period of January 01, 2023 through December 07, 2023. A request for “communications” should include but is not limited to emails, letters, memos, texts, messages, posts, comments or announcements.

     

    Specifically – I’m only requesting communications that include any of the following Keywords: “technology” , “tech” , “fee” , “device” , “tablet” , “iPad” , “Ipad” , “ipad” , “laptop” .

     

    I am explicitly asking that you DO NOT provide me with any confidential / sensitive / or personally identifying information about specific students or their data (if that type of info happens to be contained in any of the responsive records).

    ————————————

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request

    PO Box 17391

    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • December 14, 2023 6:52 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending