Other (indicate in message) Submitted: February 9, 2022 | Updated: March 15, 2022

(February 2022) Multi-part request for Jackson County, NC Schools: Board of Education members and Superintendent communications 01/01/21 – 02/09/22. Zoning maps / school district lines / school enrollment policies.

Hi Jackson County, NC Public Schools (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html


A. As relates to the Board of Education members and Superintendent of Schools.

Please provide any and all emails, skype, zoom, written correspondence, text, media communications sent between any and all members of the Board of Education or Jackson County Superintendent from 01/01/2021 - 02/09/2022. Specifically related to Covid 19 Bonuses and/or local, state, federal, bonuses, appreciations, supplements, average individual amounts, for each of the following types of employee in JCS:

Certified, and Non Certified. Bus Drivers, Custodians, Administrators, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, etc.

** Please provide the files in a .PDF format so that they can easily be opened / viewed. Please provide any .pdfs, other files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated or referenced within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a file along with the responsive emails. Or, a link should be provided so that the file can be opened.


B. As relates to the Board of Education members.

The request information should be accurate as of 02/09/22 (or as of the date the query is performed):

- Please provide the zoning map for each Jackson County school.
- Please provide any written rationale or policy/policies to support this zoning configuration.
- Please provide any written policy/policies related to overcrowding of some schools, under enrollment in others, and remedies for each situation.
- Please provide any written stance from the Board of Education as a whole on redrawing school district lines.
————

** I understand that due to the volume of this request, it could take some time to process. If possible, please provide an estimated timeline for completion.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I'd ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

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. **

Thank you for your assistance!

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The above submission has been revised for some clarity.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • March 15, 2022 3:27 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Cora Fields <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 15, 2022, 3:27 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2022) Multi-part request for Jackson County, NC Schools: Board of Education members and Superintendent communications 01/01/21 – 02/09/22. Zoning maps / school district lines / school enrollment policies.

     

    Good afternoon Cora,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Have a good day!


    Status: Completed
  • March 7, 2022 12:14 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Cora Fields <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 7, 2022, 12:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2022) Multi-part request for Jackson County, NC Schools: Board of Education members and Superintendent communications 01/01/21 – 02/09/22. Zoning maps / school district lines / school enrollment policies.

     

    February 2022 Sunshine Request

     

    Sincerely,

    Cora Fields
    Administrative Assistant to
    Dr. Dana L. Ayers, Superintendent,
    Jake Buchanan, Deputy Superintendent
    And the Board of Education
    Jackson County Public Schools
    398 Hospital Road
    Sylva, NC 28779
    828-586-2311 ext. 1924
    FAX 828-586-5450

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file “Feb. 2022 – Sunshine Request.pdf” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 2, 2022 1:29 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Dana Ayers <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 2, 2022, 1:29 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2022) Multi-part request for Jackson County, NC Schools: Board of Education members and Superintendent communications 01/01/21 – 02/09/22. Zoning maps / school district lines / school enrollment policies.

     

    Yes, it has been received and we are currently gathering information to submit.

     

    Dana L. Ayers, Ed. D.
    Superintendent
    Jackson County Public Schools

    398 Hospital Road

    Sylva, NC 28779

    828-586-2311

    Twitter: @DrDanaAyers


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 2, 2022 1:17 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jacob Buchanan <[email protected]>
    cc: Cora Fields <[email protected]>,
    Dana Ayers <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 2, 2022, 1:17 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2022) Multi-part request for Jackson County, NC Schools: Board of Education members and Superintendent communications 01/01/21 – 02/09/22. Zoning maps / school district lines / school enrollment policies.

     

    Good afternoon Jackson County, NC Public Schools (Records Officer),

     

    I’m following up on this public records request that was sent in on 2/9: (February 2022) Multi-part request for Jackson County, NC Schools: Board of Education members and Superintendent communications 01/01/21 – 02/09/22. Zoning maps / school district lines / school enrollment policies.

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • February 9, 2022 4:36 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jacob Buchanan <[email protected]>
    cc: Cora Fields <[email protected]>,
    Dana Ayers <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 9, 2022, 4:36 PM
    subject: Records Request: (February 2022) Multi-part request for Jackson County, NC Schools: Board of Education members and Superintendent communications 01/01/21 – 02/09/22. Zoning maps / school district lines / school enrollment policies.

     

    Good afternoon Jackson County, NC Public Schools (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    Sunshine Request acknowledges and is sensitive to the fact that you’re likely extra busy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But if possible, if you could please provide a rough timeline as to when the request may be completed, I’ll wait to follow up again until around the time period you specify. I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (February 2022) Multi-part request for Jackson County, NC Schools: Board of Education members and Superintendent communications 01/01/21 – 02/09/22. Zoning maps / school district lines / school enrollment policies.

     

    Message: “Hi Jackson County, NC Public Schools (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    A. As relates to the Board of Education members and Superintendent of Schools.

     

    Please provide any and all emails, skype, zoom, written correspondence, text, media communications sent between any and all members of the Board of Education or Jackson County Superintendent from 01/01/2021 – 02/09/2022. Specifically related to Covid 19 Bonuses and/or local, state, federal, bonuses, appreciations, supplements, average individual amounts, for each of the following types of employee in JCS:

     

    Certified, and Non Certified. Bus Drivers, Custodians, Administrators, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, etc.

     

    ** Please provide the files in a .PDF format so that they can easily be opened / viewed. Please provide any .pdfs, other files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated or referenced within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a file along with the responsive emails. Or, a link should be provided so that the file can be opened.

     

    B. As relates to the Board of Education members.

     

    The request information should be accurate as of 02/09/22 (or as of the date the query is performed):

     

    – Please provide the zoning map for each Jackson County school.
    – Please provide any written rationale or policy/policies to support this zoning configuration.
    – Please provide any written policy/policies related to overcrowding of some schools, under enrollment in others, and remedies for each situation.
    – Please provide any written stance from the Board of Education as a whole on redrawing school district lines.
    ————

     

    ** I understand that due to the volume of this request, it could take some time to process. If possible, please provide an estimated timeline for completion.

     

    If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

     

    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. **

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** 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
  • February 9, 2022 2:25 pm

    7 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending