Other (indicate in message) Submitted: January 4, 2024 | Updated: January 4, 2024

[See Editor’s Note](January 2024) Submission related to “Records Request: What are the names, salaries of every employee in Rockingham County Schools, NC?”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/20/23

Original Subject: Records Request:
What are the names, salaries of every employee in Rockingham County Schools, NC?

Original Message:
What are the salaries and supplements for all teachers, Assistant Principals, Principals and Central Office Employees in Rockingham County Schools

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
August 1, 2023 - December 20, 2023

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Editor’s Note 01/04/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”.

1. We compared the request’s Subject with what is written in its Message. It is unclear if the sender wants to receive these records for all employees working at Rockingham County Schools during the specified time period — or, is it that you’d like to receive this info for only the positions indicated in your Message (Teachers, Assistant Principals, Principals, Central Office) ?

2. In our experience requesting data from School systems — we know it will be helpful if you specify what records a search for the term “teachers” should include. For example: Should this mean “all certified-staff”, “classroom teachers only”, “instructional assistants”, “specialists”, etc. ?

3. In our experience requesting salary data from many entities — we feel it’s likely RCS might not be able to query the data in the manner requested (on a specific date in time in the past, or “on the first day of every month, since August”). Most entities seem to only provide this info “as of the present day”. We’re happy to send in a new request once it’s revised and resubmitted to our site, but just wanted to note that possibility for your consideration when re-writing the request.

If after reviewing the RCS website you’re unable to locate the records you’d like to receive — please feel free to revise and submit a new request through our site. Please clearly indicate any specific details, subject, message, dates, record types, City / County / State, etc. about the exact public records that are being requested.


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • January 4, 2024 5:20 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending