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Editor’s Notes 03/15/23: The new submission above has been marked as “Completed”.
We are actively working with Greg at Cleveland County Schools to fulfill a similar request from February 17. That request called for “… ALL electronic communications [Text Messages, Emails, Voicemails, etc.], sent to, sent from, or sent between the Superintendent of Cleveland County Schools, any and all Principals of Cleveland County Schools, any and all Administrative personnel, and any and all members of the Cleveland County School Board. During the time period of 01/02/2023 through 02/09/2023. Specifically, as relates to “bullies”, “bullying”, “fights”, or “violence” at Cleveland County Schools.”
Our next scheduled follow up will be next week:
Additionally — We received another submission on 03/13 asking for a version of that same information. We marked the submission as “Completed” on 03/14:
The only difference between the February request and the 03/13 submission, is that the sender removed the “all Principals” from the search, and added “Shelby Star or any representatives thereof” instead. Clearly, there would be some overlap and duplication of the records produced as it is written currently.
Additionally — We received a new submission on 03/14 asking for another version of this similar information. That is the new submission above which has also been marked as “Completed” today, 03/15.
There are several differences between the February request, the 03/13 submission, and the new 03/14 submission above. The sender has now added “invoices, proposals” to be included in the “communications”, and, there is an extended timeline of “01/04/22 – 03/15/23″. We acknowledge this is a slightly different request than February’s. However, there would be lots of overlap and duplication of the records produced as it is written currently. There is also no specific subject matter or keywords being requested, and as it is written this request would be overly broad / vague.
We’d like to ask again that the sender does not send any additional requests for duplicate information while similar requests are being processed. At whatever point the original February request has been marked as “Completed”, if the sender would like to receive additional information (that has not been covered), please revise and submit a new request through our website at that time.
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