Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 27, 2023 | Updated: November 27, 2023

[See Editor’s Note] (November 2023) Submission related to “Superintendent Salary” at Transylvania County Schools

Date sent in to Sunshine: 11/14/23

Original Subject: Superintendent Salary

Original Message:
Hello Transylvania County Schools.
I am making a public records request for the salary of the school superintendent. This request is the monthly salary from January to October. Please provide the salary paid each month. I will look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks for your time on this request.

Government Entity:
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Start Date / End Date:
January 01, 2023 - October 31, 2023

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Editor’s Note to Sender 11/27/23: The submission above has been marked as “Completed.”

We will assume that the sender is referring to Transylvania County, NC Schools [TCS].

Since August of 2023 our Team has continued to experience delays and other issues with the fulfillment of our requests sent to TCS — particularly, the responses we’ve received from Brian Weaver. It’s unclear why these issues are occurring now. Brian has fulfilled other public records requests made by our team in past years.

Currently, we have two active records requests “open” with TCS. You can track the status of those two requests at the following URLs:

(August 2023) Multi-part request for Transylvania County, NC Board of Education: Info about possible closed meeting related to 07/24/23 Board appointment. And, specific emails and texts sent from Board Members, 04/01/23 – 07/24/23.

(November 2023) Request for Transylvania County, NC Schools: Current employment contract for Dr. Lisa Fletcher, Superintendent. As of the present day.

As soon as his availability allows, the Director of Sunshine Request plans to call Brian’s office to discuss the responses to our August and November requests. Any updates we send to or receive from Brian or TCS about either request, will be posted on our website. If we do not hear back, then we will mark the requests as having been “Denied” by TCS, or we will consider next steps to contact their Board etc. to raise our concerns about their records process.

At this point, it seems very likely we will continue to experience the same issues (even if we submit a new request that should be very easy for TCS to fulfill). Until we receive a satisfactory resolution from TCS regarding our open requests… unfortunately, it will not be possible for our small Team to spend additional time to send any new records requests to TCS. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In the meantime — if any new info you’d like to request is urgent or is needed in a timely manner, then we ask that you please consider reaching out to TCS directly for assistance with any new requests.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • November 27, 2023 4:04 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending