Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 12, 2023 | Updated: September 11, 2023

(May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

Hello again Todd (or Gaston County, NC Schools. Records Officer),

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

** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If it is unclear or 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. **

Please provide a list of ALL current Gaston County, NC Schools Employees and their Salaries, as of 05/15/2023 or present day (date the query is performed). Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Current Position / Title / Department
3) Date of Hire
4) Current salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever is applicable to the employee)

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel format, if possible.

If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
——————

Please note that by submitting this request, I am NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it is not 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 can respond.

By Law I am 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 from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. 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!

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 Denied Request

Activity:

  • September 11, 2023 5:54 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Sep 11, 2023, 5:54 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Good afternoon Todd and Allison (or GCS Custodian of records),

     

    This is my 4th and final attempt to follow up with you regarding my public records request. It was first submitted to your offices on Mon, May 15, 2:20 PM.
    (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Todd sent me a spreadsheet with employee salary data on July 31st. However, item # 3 (Date of Hire) was not provided as requested.

     

    I have not received a response to any of my follow up messages to Todd about that item (sent on August 4th, 16th, and 25th).

     

    Having made all reasonable attempts to follow up, I’m going to now mark this request as having been “Denied” by your organization.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • August 25, 2023 3:51 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Aug 25, 2023, 3:51 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Todd,

     

    This is my third attempt to follow up on my previous messages (sent on August 4th and 16th). I have not received a response.

     

    To reiterate:
    Item #3 (Date of Hire) has not been provided. Is it possible for you to resend the document with that information added as requested?

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • August 16, 2023 12:41 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 16, 2023, 12:41 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Good Afternoon Todd,

     

    I’m following up on my message from Fri, Aug 4, 3:11 PM. I have not received a response.

     

    Requested item #3 (Date of Hire) has not been provided. Is it possible to resend the document with that information added?

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 4, 2023 3:11 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 4, 2023, 3:11 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Todd,

     

    Thanks very much for your prompt response!

     

    It looks like item #3 Date of Hire has not been provided. Is it possible to resend the document with that information added?

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 31, 2023 2:19 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 2:19 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Good afternoon. Please see the attachment for our employee salary file for 2022-2023. Thank you.
    _________________

     

    Todd Hagans
    Chief Communications Officer

     

    Gaston County Schools
    Communications/Public Information Department
    P.O. Box 1397
    Gastonia, NC 28053

     

    Phone: (704) 866-6118
    Fax: (704) 866-6175
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Website: www.gaston.k12.nc.us

     

    Celebrate! GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Salaries-Gaston-County-Schools-2022-2023.xlsx”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 17, 2023 4:19 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 17, 2023, 4:19 PM
    subject: Thank you for contacting Gaston County Schools Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Thank you for contacting Gaston County Schools. I will review e-mail when I return to the office on Tuesday, July 18.

     


    _________________

    Todd Hagans
    Chief Communications Officer

     

    Gaston County Schools
    Communications/Public Information Department
    P.O. Box 1397
    Gastonia, NC 28053

     

    Celebrate! GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

     

     
    ———-

    This message originated from Gaston County Schools. All e-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law as defined under N.C.G.S. §132.1, which may result in monitoring and disclosure to third parties, including law enforcement and the media.


    Status: Follow up
  • July 17, 2023 4:18 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jul 17, 2023, 4:18 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Todd,

     

    I hope you’re having a good month so far.

     

    I’m checking in again to ask if there’s any update regarding my public records request. First sent to your offices on Mon, May 15, 2:20 PM.
    (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    If you’re able to provide an anticipated date for its completion, that would be helpful.

     

    I’ll follow up again at the end of the month, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • June 30, 2023 4:20 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 30, 2023, 4:20 PM
    subject: Thank you for contacting Gaston County Schools Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Thank you for contacting Gaston County Schools.  I will review e-mail when I return to the office on Monday, July 10.

    _________________

     

     

    Todd Hagans

    Chief Communications Officer

     

    Gaston County Schools

    Communications/Public Information Department

    P.O. Box 1397

    Gastonia, NC  28053

     

    Phone: (704) 866-6118

    Fax: (704) 866-6175

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Website: www.gaston.k12.nc.us

     

    Celebrate! GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

     

     

    ———-

    This message originated from Gaston County Schools. All e-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law as defined under N.C.G.S. §132.1, which may result in monitoring and disclosure to third parties, including law enforcement and the media.


    Status: Follow up
  • June 30, 2023 4:20 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jun 30, 2023, 4:20 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Todd,

     

    I’m just checking in to see if there’s any update on the following records request. First sent to your offices on Mon, May 15, 2:20 PM.

    (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    I’ll follow up again in another week, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • June 6, 2023 1:16 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jun 6, 2023, 1:16 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Thank you Todd,

     

    I’ll follow up again in a couple of weeks, if there is no additional update before then.

     

    Have a great afternoon!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 2, 2023 2:22 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jun 2, 2023, 2:22 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Good afternoon. Please allow this e-mail to serve as acknowledgement of your request for information from Gaston County Schools. We will work on your request and provide the information to you as soon as we can. Thank you.
    _________________

     

    Todd Hagans
    Chief Communications Officer

     

    Gaston County Schools
    Communications/Public Information Department
    P.O. Box 1397
    Gastonia, NC 28053

    Phone: (704) 866-6118
    Fax: (704) 866-6175
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Website: www.gaston.k12.nc.us

     

    Celebrate! GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

    This message originated from Gaston County Schools. All e-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law as defined under N.C.G.S. §132.1, which may result in monitoring and disclosure to third parties, including law enforcement and the media.

    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 2, 2023 11:08 am

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jun 2, 2023, 11:08 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Good Afternoon Todd (or Gaston County Schools Records Officer) and Allison,

     

    This is my second attempt to follow up regarding my public records request in the email thread above. It was first sent to your offices on Mon, May 15, 2:20 PM.
    (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    I haven’t received any response since submitting the request, or to my follow up email on May 23, 2:18 PM.

     

    I acknowledge that with the end of the school year approaching, you’re likely very busy at the moment. However, please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request has begun processing, and please provide an anticipated date or timeline for its completion.

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I have not heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • May 23, 2023 2:18 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected]
    date: May 23, 2023, 2:18 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Todd (or Gaston County, NC Schools Records Officer) and Allison CCed,

     

    I’m following up on my public records request in the email thread above. First sent to your offices on Mon, May 15, 2:20 PM (8 days ago).
    (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    I have not received any response since sending in the request.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request has begun processing, and please provide an anticipated date or timeline for its completion.

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I have not heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • May 15, 2023 2:20 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Todd Hagans <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected]
    date: May 15, 2023, 2:20 PM
    subject: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Hello again Todd (or Gaston County, NC 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.

     

    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: (May 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Schools: Current employees and salaries as of 05/15/23 [or present day]

     

    Message: “Hello again Todd (or Gaston County, NC Schools. Records Officer),

     

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

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

     

    I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If it is unclear or 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. **

     

    Please provide a list of ALL current Gaston County, NC Schools Employees and their Salaries, as of 05/15/2023 or present day (date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Current Position / Title / Department
    3) Date of Hire
    4) Current salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever is applicable to the employee)

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel format, if possible.

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
    ——————

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I am NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it is not 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 can respond.

     

    By Law I am 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 from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. 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!”

     

    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
  • May 12, 2023 6:50 pm

    9 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending