Mask Mandate Correspondence (Arlington County Public Schools)

Tom Nash filed this request on behalf of Tom Nash with the Arlington County Public Schools of Arlington County, VA.
Multi Request Mask Mandate Correspondence


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All correspondence received by the district's superintendent from the Governor's Office or School Board members mentioning "mask" or "masks" or "mandate" or "choice" between January 1, 2022 and the time this request is processed.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

This request is filed by Tom Nash, a citizen of Virginia.

From: Arlington County Public Schools

Dear Mr. Nash:

Please note that your Muckrock emails keep ending up in the Spam folders. In the future, for a more timely response, please address your FOIA requests for Arlington Public Schools to<> with a return email address. The Muckrock link requires a user name and password, which I do not know and the site is not easy to use.

Attached are communications related to the topic you requested that were located in response to earlier media FOIA requests on this topic. We have reviewed emails and only found two other emails that the Superintendent sent on this subject; however, both emails were communications with the Arlington Public Schools Division Counsel and are, therefore, exempt from release under the provisions of attorney-client privilege.

This topic was also mentioned during part of the School Board meeting on January 20, 2022, and the video can be watched online<>.

We have no other records that are responsive to your request.


Linda M. Erdos
APS FOIA Officer
Arlington Public Schools<>

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