Bulletproof shelters for schools (Department of Education)

Erik Franco filed this request with the Department of Education of Arkansas.
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From: Erik Franco

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All memos, budgets, proposed budgets, presentations, and emails from the dates 01/01/2012 to 04/09/18 mentioning the use of, spending on, and/or consideration of bulletproof shelters for use in schools in the state.

An example of one such company that produces bulletproof shelters is the company called Shelter in Place (http://shelterinplace.com/pricing), mentioned in this local media report, among others covered in the press in various states: http://abc7ny.com/is-this-bulletproof-school-shelter-the-new-normal/3160640/

I am a member of the press and therefore request that fees be waived.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Erik Franco

From: Department of Education

Good afternoon! I have received your request and have begun processing it. I will send any responsive documents to you electronically. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Have a great day!

Tiffany D. Thomas
FOIA Officer/Ombudsman
Arkansas Department of Education
Legal Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: 501-682-4251
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From: Department of Education

Good afternoon! The Arkansas Department of Education has no documents responsive to this request. I apologize for the delayed response, I was waiting to hear back from one more division just to be certain and just received that email. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance. Have a great weekend!

Tiffany D. Thomas
FOIA Officer/Ombudsman
Arkansas Department of Education
Legal Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: 501-682-4251
FAX: 501-682-4249
E-mail: Tiffany.Thomas@arkansas.gov<mailto:Tiffany.Thomas@arkansas.gov>
www.arkansased.org<http://www.arkansased.org>

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From: Erik Franco

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Erik Franco

From: Department of Education

Mr. Franco,

Good morning! I have received your FOIA request and have begun processing it. I will send any responsive documents to you electronically. I saw that the request had been made previously and covered from 1/01/12 to 4/09/18. Are you requesting from 4/09/18 to now?
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Have a great day!

Thank you for your time and guidance,
Taylor Dugan

Taylor Dugan
Attorney
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, 301-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-1958

From: Erik Franco

Hi Taylor,

I am not requesting these documents again for new dates. Thank you for your help. Not quite sure what happened. My previous communication was only intended to say thank you for the previous records search.

Best,
Erik Franco

From: Department of Education

Hey Eric,

Thank you so much for your response!

Have a great weekend,
Taylor

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