Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 28, 2022 | Updated: December 8, 2022

(November 2022) Request for Liberty High School in Wentzville, Missouri School District: Information related to “recent absence/leave” of teacher. 11/01/22 – 11/19/22.

Hello Liberty High School in Wentzville, Missouri School District (Records Officer) [and Kathryn Waller cc’ed],

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information per the Missouri Sunshine Law:

This request is related to “Information about the absence of teacher Thomas Bertenshaw”.

If such a record exists – Please provide all documents and records [unspecified] related to the “recent absence / leave” of Liberty High School teacher Thomas Bertenshaw. I am guessing that this is roughly around the time period of 11/01/22 - 11/19/22.

I would ideally like to receive the documents / records in PDF format.

** 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 any public records laws, statutes, etc. **
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I do not believe I’m 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.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Editor’s Note 11/28/22: The original submission above has been revised for clarity.


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  • December 8, 2022 6:10 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Wentzville Custodian Of Records <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 8, 2022, 6:10 PM
    subject: Re: Missouri Sunshine Law Records Request

     

    Good afternoon Wentzville Custodian of Records,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request!

     

    I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance.


    Status: Completed
  • December 6, 2022 4:27 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Wentzville Custodian Of Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Dec 2, 2022, 4:27 PM
    subject: Missouri Sunshine Law Records Request

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    The Custodian of Records for the Wentzville R-IV School District is in receipt of your Missouri Sunshine Law records request dated November 29, 2022, which was received by our office on that date. We write in response to this request.

     

    Please be advised that records responsive to your request are properly closed pursuant to section 610.021(3) and (13) RSMo., which authorize the closure of records pertaining to the hiring, firing, disciplining, and/or promoting of employees when personal information about the employee is discussed or recorded; and individually identifiable personnel records, performance ratings or records pertaining to employees or applicants for employment. See also, 610.021 RSMo., which states that public entities are authorized to close records pursuant to the Sunshine Law unless otherwise required by law. This completes your Missouri Sunshine Law records request.

     

    Enjoy your afternoon,

    Custodian of Records
    Wentzville R-IV School District
    Phone: (636) 327-3800 ext. 20323
    Fax: (636) 327-8611
    280 Interstate Drive
    Wentzville, MO 63385


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 29, 2022 1:05 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Nov 29, 2022, 1:05 PM
    subject: Records Request: (November 2022) Request for Liberty High School in Wentzville, Missouri School District: Information related to “recent absence/leave” of teacher. 11/01/22 – 11/19/22.

     

    Good afternoon Liberty High School in Wentzville, Missouri School District (and Kathryn Waller CC’d),

     

    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 in early December if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (November 2022) Request for Liberty High School in Wentzville, Missouri School District: Information related to “recent absence/leave” of teacher. 11/01/22 – 11/19/22.

     

    Message: “Hello Liberty High School in Wentzville, Missouri School District (Records Officer) [and Kathryn Waller CC’d],

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information per the Missouri Sunshine Law:

     

    This request is related to “Information about the absence of teacher Thomas Bertenshaw”.

     

    If such a record exists – Please provide all documents and records [unspecified] related to the “recent absence / leave” of Liberty High School teacher Thomas Bertenshaw. I am guessing that this is roughly around the time period of 11/01/22 – 11/19/22.

     

    I would ideally like to receive the documents / records in PDF format.

     

    ** 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 any public records laws, statutes, etc. **
    ——————

     

    I do not believe I’m 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.

     

    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 28, 2022 7:23 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending