Gaggle, McMinn

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

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 (https://www.gaggle.net/success-stories/). 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 (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

From:

Attn: Kent Hoover
MuckRock News
Dept. MR 77996

Our agency received the attached request of information on 7/26/19. The letter indicates that you (requestor: Kent Hoover) is a resident of the state of Tennessee. I am resending the original email response dated 7/17/19. Once this information is received, we will proceed with the request.

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

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

Please find the request form and Kent Hoover's proof of residency attached. Thank you for your help with this request!

MuckRock

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From: Mcminn County School System

Thank you for the information provided regarding the open records request of information from our agency. I have attached the Records Response Form indicating the response date anticipated to produce the information requested. With the start of the school year, our IT department is deploying all technicians to the appropriate schools and are working overtime. We project to have the information readily available to submit digitally by Friday, August 23, 2019.

Thank you.

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

From: Caroline Haskins

Great, thanks for your help!

From: Mcminn County School System

Please see the attached information in response to the Open Records Request received by MCS.

Thank you.

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

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