City of Asheville Submitted: June 22, 2020 | Updated: October 15, 2020

(June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

[REQUEST 1]

Hello City of Asheville NC, Government,

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

1. Please provide all incoming calls, outgoing calls, and missed calls on a City issued communication device operated by Mayor Ester Manheimer and Councilman Keith Young (from June 1, 2020 - June 22, 2020). Please also include all information available from their phone’s contact list.

2. Please provide all incoming and sent emails (from June 1, 2020 - June 22, 2020) on a City managed account by Mayor Ester Manheimer, Councilman Keith Young, Police Chief David Zach, and Asheville Schools Superintendent Dr. Denise Patterson that are specific to removing School Resource Officers from Asheville Schools.

3. Please provide all Calendar events (from June 1, 2020 - June 22, 2020) for the electronic schedules of Mayor Ester Manheimer, Councilman Keith Young, Chief David Zach, and Asheville Schools Superintendent Dr. Denise Patterson concerning meetings or events to discuss School Resource Officers.

4. Please provide the minutes from any such event discussed in item #3.

5. Please provide The Memorandum of Understanding concerning the governance of School Resource Officers.

Thank you for your assistance!

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[REQUEST 2]

Hello Asheville City Schools,

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

1. Please provide all Calendar events (from June 1, 2020 - June 22, 2020) for the electronic schedule of Asheville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Denise Patterson concerning meetings or events to discuss School Resource Officers.

2. Please provide the minutes from any such event discussed in item #1.

3. Please provide The Memorandum of Understanding concerning the governance of School Resource Officers.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • October 15, 2020 9:06 am

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 15, 2020, 9:06 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

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

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    Sarah Terwilliger <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 30, 2020, 9:58 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Dear Requester:
    There are no emails responsive to this request.
    Here is the contract between the city and the school system.
    Please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office

    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents, additionally the link that Terry provided is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E3isGRk1x7gD0MXuL0OHjpEMxztX2WNS/view?usp=sharing


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 14, 2020, 4:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for the update. We’ll follow up again in mid-October if we haven’t heard back before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 1, 2020, 12:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    This request is number nine in the email queue.
    Please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 1, 2020, 11:51 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Good morning Terry,

     

    We’re following up again on this request that was originally sent in on June 24th: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    We were wondering where this request was in the queue, and when it’s going to be completed? If you can’t provide an update on this request’s place in the queue, if we could please get an estimate of when it will be completed that would be great.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 30, 2020, 1:47 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of this request.

     

    We’ll follow up again in late-July if we haven’t heard from you before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 24, 2020, 3:56 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Dear Requester:

     

    I have received your public records request and will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward any responsive records to you.

     

    Please be advised that email requests are handled in the order within which they are received. Your email request is number 15 in the email queue and will not be reached for several weeks. I will send you any responsive emails when they are pulled and reviewed.

     

    In the meantime, please let me know if you have other questions.

     

    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 24, 2020, 2:41 PM
    subject: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time. We understand that you’ve said: “If any of the records are located in city hall, rather than electronically, they will not be found until city employees return to city hall to work.”

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville NC, Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    1. Please provide all incoming calls, outgoing calls, and missed calls on a City issued communication device operated by Mayor Ester Manheimer and Councilman Keith Young (from June 1, 2020 – June 22, 2020). Please also include all information available from their phone’s contact list.

     

    2. Please provide all incoming and sent emails (from June 1, 2020 – June 22, 2020) on a City managed account by Mayor Ester Manheimer, Councilman Keith Young, Police Chief David Zach, and Asheville Schools Superintendent Dr. Denise Patterson that are specific to removing School Resource Officers from Asheville Schools.

     

    3. Please provide all Calendar events (from June 1, 2020 – June 22, 2020) for the electronic schedules of Mayor Ester Manheimer, Councilman Keith Young, Chief David Zach, and Asheville Schools Superintendent Dr. Denise Patterson concerning meetings or events to discuss School Resource Officers.

     

    4. Please provide the minutes from any such event discussed in item #3.

     

    5. Please provide The Memorandum of Understanding concerning the governance of School Resource Officers.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

    ** 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.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • June 26, 2020 1:06 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Ashley Thublin <[email protected]>
    cc: Bobbie Short <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 26, 2020, 1:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Good afternoon Ashley,

     

    Thank you for your help! We’ll mark this request as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Ashley Thublin <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Bobbie Short <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 25, 2020, 1:07 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    Dr. Denise Patterson ended her tenure as Asheville City Schools’ superintendent on June 12, 2019. Therefore, besides our Memorandum of Understanding with the Asheville Police Department (which has been attached to this email), there are no additional items to provide regarding your most recent request.

     

    Sincerely,

    Ashley-Michelle Thublin
    Asheville City Schools
    Executive Director of Communications
    Cell: (828) 273-2123
    Twitter: @amthublin

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Ashley Thublin <[email protected]>
    cc: Bobbie Short <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 24, 2020, 2:41 PM
    subject: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Schools,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (June 2020) Request for records related to “Defunding School Resource Officers” in City of Asheville, NC

     

    Message: “Hello Asheville City Schools,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    1. Please provide all Calendar events (from June 1, 2020 – June 22, 2020) for the electronic schedule of Asheville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Denise Patterson concerning meetings or events to discuss School Resource Officers.

     

    2. Please provide the minutes from any such event discussed in item #1.

     

    3. Please provide The Memorandum of Understanding concerning the governance of School Resource Officers.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** 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.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • June 22, 2020 3:13 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending