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.
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!”
** 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.
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