Other (indicate in message) Submitted: October 18, 2022 | Updated: October 18, 2022

[See Editor’s Note](October 2022) Submission related to “Redirect” as relates to completed Gaston College request.

Date sent in to Sunshine: 10/13/22

Original Subject:

Original Message:

"Hello Sunshine,
Thank you for your service. Thank you for being a voice. We understand Gaston College, Dallas Nc. Community College has quite a few requests. However, they are deliberately avoiding answering the questions at hand. The foundation money distribution inquiring was misled in answering. Mr. J. Conner stated they intentionally submitted the wrong information to shut down the questions. Please take time to read the submissions and please address the misleading answers. Tax payers, people who donate, integrity within its self is at risk. Now the question is…. Is Gaston College above the law?
Thank you again for your support for the people. "

Government Entity:
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Start Date / End Date:
July 1, 2021 - October 13, 2022

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.

Editor’s Note 10/18/22: The above submission has been marked as “Completed”.

As we continue to receive requests for info related to either Gaston County or Gaston College, we suggest that all senders review those completed requests to see if they already contain responsive records or explanations you hope to receive in the future. Those can be accessed by performing a search for ” Gaston “ on our website. Or, via the following URLs:

1. (We assume the sender’s message above refers to this records request completed in March 2022) https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/january-2022-request-for-gaston-college-in-dallas-nc-foundation-funds-given-to-employees-01-01-2007-10-31-2021/

This info. comes from our FAQs page:

Who should I contact if I think there are results of requests that have been improperly disclosed or should be redacted?
The results of all Completed requests are published on our site, and have been provided to Sunshine Request directly by the disclosing government agency (government entity).

Sunshine Request’s policy in situations involving an alleged improper disclosure is to refer you to the disclosing agency (government entity). If any party feels that an alleged improper disclosure has taken place, please contact the disclosing agency (government entity) directly.

If the disclosing agency, after a review of your case, determines that confidential information was improperly disclosed, and notifies us of such disclosure, we will then be able to review your case.

Similarly — Sunshine Request reviews any info given to us from Gaston College to determine if it satisfies the initial request. We make no claim as to the veracity of records / responses we receive from Entities. If you have reason to believe Gaston College has improperly disclosed (or is not disclosing) all available public records in accordance with NC Public Records Law, we encourage you to reach out to them directly.

If you’d like to submit a clearly written request for any new information, you are also encouraged to do so via the New Requests form on our site, starting on October 24.

2. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/january-2022-request-for-gaston-county-nc-government-employee-salaries-as-of-01-11-22-or-present-day/

3. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/february-2022-multi-part-request-related-to-gaston-college-dallas-nc-covid-19-funds-distribution-01-01-2019-02-08-2022/

4. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/march-2022-request-for-city-of-gastonia-nc-government-employee-salaries-and-overtime-as-of-03-23-22-or-present-day/

5. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/march-2022-request-for-gaston-county-nc-government-2021-gaston-market-analysis-and-data-related-to-salary-alterations/

6. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/april-2022-request-for-all-current-gaston-county-nc-school-board-members-salaries-as-of-april-2022/

7. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/september-2022-request-for-gaston-county-nc-government-all-employee-salaries-as-of-09-19-22-or-present-day/

We are actively working with Gaston College to fulfill two requests. Our next scheduled follow up will be on 10/20. Please keep track of all updates we’ve receive, at the following URLs:

8. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/september-2022-multi-part-request-for-gaston-college-in-dallas-nc-employees-who-received-3-5-raise-on-07-01-22-and-employees-with-additional-raises-on-08-01-22/

9. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/october-2022-request-for-gaston-college-in-dallas-nc-part-time-and-hourly-employee-salaries-rates-of-pay-01-01-22-09-22-22-or-present-day/

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Status: Completed


  • October 18, 2022 3:26 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending