Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 4, 2022 | Updated: December 5, 2022

(November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

Hello Alexander County, NC Schools (Records Officer),

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

This request relates to any non-profit donations from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. from 2015 - 2022.

A. If such records exist – Please provide the monetary donation amount per year that Alexander County Schools has received from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. for each year beginning in 2015 to the present year [2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022].

B. If such records exist – Please provide the month in which Alexander County Schools will receive a donation from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. as a result of the Apple Festival held in Taylorsville, NC on October 15, 2022.

If any of this information is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where the info can be accessed.
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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. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Please note that I cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost.

** 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!

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: Completed

Activity:

  • December 5, 2022 6:11 pm

    3 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Denita Reavis <[email protected]>
    cc: Denita Reavis <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 5, 2022, 6:11 PM
    subject: Re: Public Info request dated 11-30-22

     

    Good afternoon Denita,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request!

     

    I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance.


    Status: Completed
  • December 1, 2022 2:14 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Denita Reavis <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Denita Reavis <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 1, 2022, 2:14 PM
    subject: Public Info request dated 11-30-22

     

    Sunshine Request,
    Thanks for your request dated 11-30-22 about proceeds from the Taylorsville Apple Festival for the schools in Alexander County.

     

    Information provided to our finance officer, Sharon Mehaffey, from Gina Kay Honosky, Executive Director, Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc shows donations from 2008 to 2019 to the schools were $173,550.

     

    We do not have the amount given to each school because the Apple Festival writes checks to the schools directly based on the schools’ enrollment. The bookkeepers place the money in the individual school’s benevolence accounts. The money does not come to the Central Office.

     

    The festival was canceled in 2020, 2021, so there are no proceeds to report for those years.
    The Alexander Central High School JROTC has received $13,050. We believe they help with cleaning up after the festival.

     

    As of December 1st, 2022 , the date of this records request response, the organization has not yet given money to the schools for the fall 2022 festival.

     

    This is the extent of the information provided to our finance officer. If you need more information about the amount of funds raised, please contact Gina Kay Honosky, Executive Director, Taylorsville Apple Festival, PO Box 87, Taylorsville, NC 28681, Phone: 828-632-2999, Cell: 828-578-3159.

     

    Thanks,
    Denita Dowell-Reavis-Ed.D.
    Alexander County Schools Communications Director
    “Education’s Purpose is to Replace an Empty Mind
    with an Open One” M. Forbes


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 30, 2022 3:46 pm

    1 week ago

    **Editor’s Note: This request was sent in via Alexander County, NC Schools’ online public records request form. We will post any updates we receive here. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    Hello Alexander 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 early December if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    Message: “Hello Alexander County, NC Schools (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part 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 am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.

     

    This request relates to any non-profit donations from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. from 2015 – 2022.

     

    A. If such records exist – Please provide the monetary donation amount per year that Alexander County Schools has received from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. for each year beginning in 2015 to the present year [2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022].

     

    B. If such records exist – Please provide the month in which Alexander County Schools will receive a donation from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. as a result of the Apple Festival held in Taylorsville, NC on October 15, 2022.

     

    If any of this information is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where the info can be accessed.

     

    ** I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. 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 note that I cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost before you do anything.

     

    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. 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
  • November 29, 2022 10:02 am

    1 week ago

    from: Denita Reavis <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 29, 2022, 10:02 AM
    subject: records request

     

    Sunshine Request,
    I would respectfully ask that you complete the form listed in the prior emails. You may use any address you like to complete it.
    https://www.alexander.k12.nc.us/Page/2341

    https://www.alexander.k12.nc.us/Page/6344

     

    Following the process is critical, so we have a record of your request. Also, language covering costs is standard in records requests across the state. It is unlikely that we would charge an individual or organization, but if the request took an inordinate amount of time to find, we would reserve the right to charge a fee.

     

    I would be happy to help if you can complete the form. I am also copying a link to our district policy on records requests for your safekeeping.
    https://www.boardpolicyonline.com/bl/?b=alexander#&&hs=364339

     

    Thanks,

     

    Denita Dowell-Reavis-Ed.D.
    Alexander County Schools Communications Director
    “Education’s Purpose is to Replace an Empty Mind
    with an Open One” M. Forbes

     

    Office # 828-632-7001


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • November 29, 2022 4:57 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Denita Reavis <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 28, 2022, 4:57 PM
    subject: Re: Public information request

     

    Hi Denita,

     

    Thank you for your response and for providing additional info about making records requests. For whatever reason our team was not able to easily locate that info when originally submitting our request to your staff on 11/07/22.

     

    I reviewed the public records request process, and form, at the links you’ve referenced:
    https://www.alexander.k12.nc.us/Page/2341
    https://www.alexander.k12.nc.us/Page/6344

     

    This request form does not seem to apply to our case. I have the following feedback to relay:

     

    – We cannot agree to pay any potential fees for records, nor are we asking to come in person to make copies of, or inspect, records. Additionally, we are not requesting any student records. This is a simple request for what should be easily accessible financial records.
    – It is also unclear whether the request form on your website has a character limit etc.
    – There is also language on your site that suggests your office will not provide “electronic records”?

     

    ** Please note: I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.

     

    – Despite the required fields (*) for “mailing address” and “Full Name” indicated on the request form — Under NC Public Records Law I’d like to clarify that I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request. However, to move things along, I have provide that information below.

     

    With that feedback in mind — I do not feel that it is necessary / applicable to resubmit my original request again via the form. I have already been in communication with you directly about the request (and the requests are supposed to be sent to your attention), so I’d like to just restate it here via email, for simplicity.

     

    If it is absolutely necessary to send it through your records request form, then please note that I will not be paying, or committing to pay, any potential fees for the request — nor will I be coming in person to inspect or to pick up any files. Therefore, my submitting it via your form will not be a confirmation that any fees will be paid.

     

    Thank you.
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    URL reference (all emails are made public on Sunhine Request’s website):

    (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    Date of Records Request:
    11/07/2022

     

    Subject:
    (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    Message:

     

    “Hello Alexander County, NC Schools (Records Officer),

     

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

     

    This request relates to any non-profit donations from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. from 2015 – 2022.

     

    A. If such records exist – Please provide the monetary donation amount per year that Alexander County Schools has received from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. for each year beginning in 2015 to the present year [2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022].

     

    B. If such records exist – Please provide the month in which Alexander County Schools will receive a donation from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. as a result of the Apple Festival held in Taylorsville, NC on October 15, 2022.

     

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

     

    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. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Please note that I cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost.

     

    ** 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!”


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • November 28, 2022 11:53 am

    1 week ago

    from: Denita Reavis <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 23, 2022, 11:53 AM
    subject: Re: Public information request

     

    Sunshine Request,
    I would ask that you follow the process to receive such information. The superintendent, the EC director, nor her administrative assistant is responsible for public information requests. Those are the people listed in your email As the public information officer for the district, I will need your organization to request the information through the appropriate channel. You will see it is the fourth tab down on the communications and public information site.
    https://www.alexander.k12.nc.us/domain/20

     

    Thanks,
    Dr. Denita Dowell-Reavis


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 28, 2022 4:33 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Denita Reavis <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 22, 2022, 4:33 PM
    subject: Re: Public information request

     

    Hi Denita,

     

    Thank you for your email.

     

    I assume that you may be referring to the following request, sent to AC Schools on 11/07/22: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    I have not sent any emails to you directly. To date, I have only been emailing the following addresses about that request:

     

    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

     

    You can see all history and record of all of our correspondences about that request, at the URL provided above.

     

    Thank you!

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • November 28, 2022 4:20 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Denita Reavis <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 22, 2022, 4:20 PM
    subject: Public information request

     

    Sir or Ma’am,
    A colleague forwarded a message to me where the writer states they completed a records request on 11-7, followed up on 11-14, and again on 11-2.
    I do not have such a request in the Google form for public records requests.
    Can you please tell me where or to whom you addressed this request?
    Thanks,
    Denita


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • November 22, 2022 4:09 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected],
    [email protected]
    date: Nov 22, 2022, 4:09 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    Good afternoon Alexander County, NC Schools (Records Officer),

     

    I’m following up a second time on this public records request that was sent in on 11/7: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you
    specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again in early December if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Have a good Thanksgiving break!


    Status: Follow up
  • November 14, 2022 4:07 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Nov 14, 2022, 4:07 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    Good afternoon Alexander County, NC Schools (Records Officer),

     

    I’m following up on this public records request that was sent in on 11/7: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • November 7, 2022 2:37 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Nov 7, 2022, 2:37 PM
    subject: Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    Good afternoon Alexander 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 an estimated date of completion. 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: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Specific non-profit donations per year. 2015 – 2022.

     

    Message: “Hello Alexander County, NC Schools (Records Officer),

     

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

     

    This request relates to any non-profit donations from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. from 2015 – 2022.

     

    A. If such records exist – Please provide the monetary donation amount per year that Alexander County Schools has received from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. for each year beginning in 2015 to the present year [2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022].

     

    B. If such records exist – Please provide the month in which Alexander County Schools will receive a donation from Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. as a result of the Apple Festival held in Taylorsville, NC on October 15, 2022.

     

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

     

    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. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation
    of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Please note that I cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost.

     

    ** 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!”

     

    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
  • November 4, 2022 4:28 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending