Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 30, 2021 | Updated: August 26, 2021

(July 2021) Request for emails / contracts / future services between North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and Panorama Education 01/01/20 – present

Hello North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (Records Officer),
https://www.fns.usda.gov/contact/north-carolina-department-public-instruction

I'd like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

1) Please provide all emails between Panorama Education and the NC Department of Public Instruction Procurement, Superintendent, and Equity Staff, from January 01, 2020 through Present (date the query is performed) regarding Panorama Education's alignment with NCStar Key Indicators for school improvement planning.

2) Additionally - please provide all contracts/agreements, along with quotes for future services, received by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction from Panorama Education from January 01, 2020 through Present (date the query in performed).
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Where applicable:

For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

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.

Thank you for your assistance!

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.

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Status: Completed

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  • August 26, 2021 3:56 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 26, 2021, 3:56 PM
    subject: Re: Public Records Request

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Thank you for your help with this public records request. I have marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Completed
  • August 26, 2021 10:09 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 26, 2021, 10:09 AM
    subject: Public Records Request

     

    Good morning,

     

    On July 21, 2021 you submitted the following public records request:

     

    “Good afternoon North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office. Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then. Here are the details of the request: Subject: (July 2021) Request for emails / contracts / future services between North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and Panorama Education 01/01/20 – present Message: “Hello North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (Records Officer), https://www.fns.usda.gov/contact/north-carolina-department-public-instruction I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law: 1) Please provide all emails between Panorama Education and the NC Department of Public Instruction Procurement, Superintendent, and Equity Staff, from January 01, 2020 through Present (date the query is performed) regarding Panorama Education’s alignment with NCStar Key Indicators for school improvement planning. 2) Additionally – please provide all contracts/agreements, along with quotes for future services, received by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction from Panorama Education from January 01, 2020 through Present (date the query in performed). —— Where applicable: For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails. Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above. 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. Thank you for your assistance!” Thank you! ** 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.”

     

    There is no state-wide contract with Panorama at this time. It is currently being used in a handful of districts around the state, but since it is not a requirement of the state to use it we do not keep track of all those LEAs/public charters that do. Please find all responsive records to your request ​ icon here. This link will only work for the [email protected] email address. Please let me know if I need to add access for additional email addresses. Thank you for your patience.

     

    **Editor’s Note: The files received were too large to upload directly to our site. Please refer to this public Google Drive link we created to view the documents that pertain to this request: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HpfziOaavAC1FeTqyfgUJillcIkenQdA?usp=sharing

     

    Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 20, 2021 4:36 pm

    4 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 20, 2021, 4:36 PM
    subject: Re: Clarification on Public Records Request

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Wanted to make sure you saw our last email from July 28th. I have pasted the message from that email below. I will make one more attempt to follow up on this request in September if I haven’t heard back by them.

     

    Message from July 28th:

     

    As we are an anonymous public records site, we do not have any additional information about the request to provide at this time, other than what we received initially. It’s clear that the requester is asking for emails between certain NCDPI staff, and “Panorama Education”, and there are also subject matter and keywords specified. However, if you are unable to process Item 1 of the request without that additional information, please let us know!

     

    Regarding all items and any fees for labor, please note Sunshine Request cannot commit to cover any fees associated with any public records requests received and sent through our site. If you determine that any fees need to be incurred in order to process any portion of the request, please send specific accounting making us aware of those potential costs and what they’re for, and please do not proceed with the request until you hear back from us.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • July 28, 2021 3:35 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 28, 2021, 3:35 PM
    subject: Re: Clarification on Public Records Request

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Thank you for your response.

     

    As we are an anonymous public records site, we do not have any additional information about the request to provide at this time, other than what we received initially. It’s clear that the requester is asking for emails between certain NCDPI staff, and “Panorama Education”, and there are also subject matter and keywords specified. However, if you are unable to process Item 1 of the request without that additional information, please let us know!

     

    Regarding all items and any fees for labor, please note Sunshine Request cannot commit to cover any fees associated with any public records requests received and sent through our site. If you determine that any fees need to be incurred in order to process any portion of the request, please send specific accounting making us aware of those potential costs and what they’re for, and please do not proceed with the request until you hear back from us.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • July 26, 2021 2:45 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Public Records <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 26, 2021, 2:45 PM
    subject: Clarification on Public Records Request

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    In order to fulfill the request you submitted on July 21, 2021, we need more information for item one of your request. We have already begun working on item two of your request.

     

    Also, as permissible within G.S. 132-6.2 (b), the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) reserves the right to charge for public records requested that require “extensive use of information technology resources or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by personnel of the agency involved.” In these instances, we will seek to confirm if the requestor would like to proceed given the charges will be based on the labor of the personnel providing the services. For clarification, should this be the case with your request, this would only apply to the communication pull portion of your request, not item two of your request.

     

    “Please provide all emails between Panorama Education and the NC Department of Public Instruction Procurement, Superintendent, and Equity Staff, from January 01, 2020 through Present (date the query is performed) regarding Panorama Education’s alignment with NCStar Key Indicators for school improvement planning.”

     

    In order for our system to perform this communication pull, we will need the email address(es) associated with Panorama Education and a list of keywords to search for.

     

    We will begin working on this portion of your request once we have received this information. Thank you.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 21, 2021 4:34 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Nicole Alfaro <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 21, 2021, 4:34 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for emails / contracts / future services between North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and Panorama Education 01/01/20 – present

     

    Good afternoon Nicole,

     

    I just submitted this same request through your public records request form.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • July 15, 2021 5:03 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Nicole Alfaro <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 15, 2021, 5:03 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for emails / contracts / future services between North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and Panorama Education 01/01/20 – present

     

    Thank you for reaching out. Please submit your public records request through our public records request form, here. Thank you!

     

    Nicole Alfaro
    Public Information Specialist I
    Communications and Information Division
    NC Department of Public Instruction
    (M) (732)832-5115
    [email protected]
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    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 14, 2021 3:49 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Nicole Alfaro <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 14, 2021, 3:49 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for emails / contracts / future services between North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and Panorama Education 01/01/20 – present

     

    Good afternoon North Carolina Department of Public Instruction,

     

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

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2021) Request for emails / contracts / future services between North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and Panorama Education 01/01/20 – present

     

    Message: “Hello North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (Records Officer),
    https://www.fns.usda.gov/contact/north-carolina-department-public-instruction

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    1) Please provide all emails between Panorama Education and the NC Department of Public Instruction Procurement, Superintendent, and Equity Staff, from January 01, 2020 through Present (date the query is performed) regarding Panorama Education’s alignment with NCStar Key Indicators for school improvement planning.

     

    2) Additionally – please provide all contracts/agreements, along with quotes for future services, received by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction from Panorama Education from January 01, 2020 through Present (date the query in performed).
    ——

     

    Where applicable:

     

    For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

     

    Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

     

    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.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** 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: Sent to Government
  • June 30, 2021 5:58 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending