Gaggle, McMinn

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Mcminn County School System of Athens, TN.


From: Caroline Haskins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

According to the Gaggle website, this school district has used its company’s services ( Therefore, I hereby request the following documents:

* Any documents associated with the purchase of Gaggle services for the school district. These documents may include contracts, grant applications, payment forms, payment orders, service agreements, and terms of service.
* The total number of students in the school district that have been flagged for “signs of self-harm, depression, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, cyberbullying, unhealthy relationships, and credible threats of violence against others.”
* The number of students that have been flagged for each respective warning sign category listed above.
* Any school district emails that discuss disciplinary action (like detention or suspension) or an administrative response (like removing the student from class, or contacting the school guidance counselor, Child Protective Services, or the police) to student behavior on Gaggle.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s technology website (

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Caroline Haskins


Attn: Caroline Haskins, Representative

MCS received your request of information July 10, 2019. Since the request is from a residence outside of the state of TN, we cannot honor this request. If you feel TN Open Records Request laws pertain to your request, please respond by completing the attached form in order for us to proceed. In addition, we will need a physical copy of your TN Drivers License. These can be returned to me via email.

Thank you.
Records Custodian

Kim Bivens
Kim Bivens, Executive Asst./Office of Director, Board Secretary
McMinn County Schools
3 South Hill Street
Athens, TN 37303
Ph: (423) 745-1612, ext. 1301
Fax: (423) 744-1641

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