Buncombe County Submitted: July 5, 2019 | Updated: August 27, 2019

NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

I would like to make a public records request for information pertaining to disciplinary incident reports for the following schools, for the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 school years: Fairview Elementary, WD Williams Elementary, Black Mountain Primary, and Black Mountain Elementary.

I would like for the information provided to include the date of the incident, the incident number, students grade, behavioral codes, disciplinary actions taken, and the location of incident.

Thank you

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.

07/10/19 Editor’s Note to Sender: Please note that this request for information has been made to 4 different entities, and therefore each entity is being treated as its own request. This is 4 total requests to track (below).

If at any time the sender notices that some entities receive an update that also says the status is “Completed”, this means that particular entity has fulfilled the request. Any other entity that has not received a “Completed” status is still in process.

Once the overall status of all 4 requests has been “Completed”, the overall status of the request at https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/nc-county-schools-incident-reports-2013-through-2018/ will also be marked as “Complete”.

Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • August 27, 2019 11:47 am

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 27, 2019, 11:47 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Stacia,

     

    Thank you for your response. We have marked this request as completed on our site!

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • August 26, 2019 2:39 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 26, 2019, 2:39 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Hello-
    Thank you for this request.
    Please know that students can still be identified through the requested information. Student records are confidential, protected under state and federal law, and are not a matter of public record.

     

    The discipline statistics in a school’s Improvement Plan (as referenced by this requestor) are their DPI defined ‘reportable offenses’. This is public data that is maintained by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and can be viewed on their website.

     

    Stacia Harris
    Director of Communications
    Buncombe County Schools
    Office: (828) 350-2261
    Cell: (828) 242-4409


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 26, 2019 1:00 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 26, 2019, 1:00 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Good afternoon Stacia,

     

    Following up on this request to confirm that you had received and began processing.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 14, 2019 2:52 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 14, 2019, 2:52 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Good afternoon Stacia,

     

    Thank you again for you help! We acknowledge that this request called “Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018“ was completed as of 7/17/19.

     

    We recently received an additional request related to this one, in which the sender has requested that the previous request be reopened / resubmitted. We have “reopened” the request on our site.

     

    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.

     

    Here are the details we received,

     

    Subject: Resubmitting (NC County) Buncombe County schools incident report 2013 through 2018

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County Schools,

     

    I would like to resubmit the following records request called “NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018” (https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/nc-county-schools-incident-reports-2013-through-2018/). The request asked for:

     

    “Information pertaining to disciplinary incident reports, for the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 school years at: Fairview Elementary, WD Williams Elementary, Black Mountain Primary, and Black Mountain Elementary.

     

    I would like for the information provided to include the date of the incident, the incident number, students grade, behavioral codes, disciplinary actions taken, and the location of incident.”
    ———
    I’d like to resubmit the request for the following reasons:

     

    1. No personally identifiable information has been requested – FERPA protects students’ personally identifiable information (name, student ID, social security number…)

     

    2. All Buncombe County Schools post this information on their websites in the annual School Improvement Plan. I would just like to be provided the data listed as individual incidents instead of yearly totals.”

     

    Thank you for your assistance with the request!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • July 9, 2019 12:39 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 17, 2019, 11:36 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Stacia,

     

    Our apologies for messing up here. Sorry for any confusion! That’s confirmed.

     

    We will make sure we email you directly about BCS requests from here on out. Thank you for the update, we will mark this request as complete.

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 15, 2019, 11:56 AM
    subject: Fwd: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Hello-
    Please know that any Public Records Requests for a Buncombe County School site should be sent to [email protected]

     

    The information requested below is confidential student information that is protected under state and federal law and is not a matter of public record.
    Thank you!

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Jul 9, 2019, 12:39 PM
    subject: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Good afternoon Fairview Elementary,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    We received a request for information that may be available in your office. If you are not the appropriate contact, please let us know who to get in touch with instead. Additionally, if you can also please provide a rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, we will follow up again at that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Message: “I would like to make a public records request for information pertaining to disciplinary incident reports for the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 school years.

     

    I would like for the information provided to include the date of the incident, the incident number, students grade, behavioral codes, disciplinary actions taken, and the location of incident.

     

    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.

     

    We appreciate your help.
    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • July 9, 2019 12:38 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 17, 2019, 11:36 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Stacia,

     

    Our apologies for messing up here. Sorry for any confusion! That’s confirmed.

     

    We will make sure we email you directly about BCS requests from here on out. Thank you for the update, we will mark this request as complete.

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 15, 2019, 11:56 AM
    subject: Fwd: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Hello-
    Please know that any Public Records Requests for a Buncombe County School site should be sent to [email protected]

     

    The information requested below is confidential student information that is protected under state and federal law and is not a matter of public record.
    Thank you!

     


     

    from: Chrissy Porter <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    Vickie smith <[email protected]>
    cc: Vanessa Bartlett <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 9, 2019, 12:47 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Hi Vickie,
    Is this something you can help with?
    Thanks,
    C~

     


     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Jul 9, 2019, 12:38 PM
    subject: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Good afternoon WD Williams Elementary,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    We received a request for information that may be available in your office. If you are not the appropriate contact, please let us know who to get in touch with instead. Additionally, if you can also please provide a rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, we will follow up again at that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Message: “I would like to make a public records request for information pertaining to disciplinary incident reports for the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 school years.

     

    I would like for the information provided to include the date of the incident, the incident number, students grade, behavioral codes, disciplinary actions taken, and the location of incident.

     

    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.

     

    We appreciate your help.
    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • July 9, 2019 12:38 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 25, 2019, 2:45 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Good afternoon Black Mountain Primary,

     

    We are following up on our request that we made on July 9th to inform you that we have marked it as “Completed” on our site. Stacia Harris, the Director of Communications for Buncombe County Schools, has replied to us on a similar request informing us that the information requested is “…confidential student information that is protected under state and federal law and is not a matter of public record.”

     

    Thank you!
    Have a good afternoon,
    Sunshine Request

     



    from:
    Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 9, 2019, 12:38 PM
    subject: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Good afternoon Black Mountain Primary,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    We received a request for information that may be available in your office. If you are not the appropriate contact, please let us know who to get in touch with instead. Additionally, if you can also please provide a rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, we will follow up again at that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Message: “I would like to make a public records request for information pertaining to disciplinary incident reports for the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 school years.

     

    I would like for the information provided to include the date of the incident, the incident number, students grade, behavioral codes, disciplinary actions taken, and the location of incident.

     

    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.

     

    We appreciate your help.
    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • July 9, 2019 12:38 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 25, 2019, 2:45 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Good afternoon Black Mountain Elementary,

     

    We are following up on our request that we made on July 9th to inform you that we have marked it as “Completed” on our site. Stacia Harris, the Director of Communications for Buncombe County Schools, has replied to us on a similar request informing us that the information requested is “…confidential student information that is protected under state and federal law and is not a matter of public record.”

     

    Thank you!
    Have a good afternoon,
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 9, 2019, 12:38 PM
    subject: Records Request: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Good afternoon Black Mountain Elementary,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    We received a request for information that may be available in your office. If you are not the appropriate contact, please let us know who to get in touch with instead. Additionally, if you can also please provide a rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, we will follow up again at that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: NC County Schools incident reports 2013 through 2018

     

    Message: “I would like to make a public records request for information pertaining to disciplinary incident reports for the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 school years.

     

    I would like for the information provided to include the date of the incident, the incident number, students grade, behavioral codes, disciplinary actions taken, and the location of incident.

     

    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.

     

    We appreciate your help.
    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • July 5, 2019 2:50 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending