Boston Latin School Hawkes Emails

Haley Hamilton filed this request with the Boston Public Schools of Boston, MA.
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From: Haley Hamilton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all emails between Boston Latin School administrators and teachers containing the words or phrases "Tatiana Hawkes" or "Maria Roges" or "Kenneth Hawkes" from April 2014-present.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Haley Hamilton

From: McCreary, Makeeba

FYI

*Makeeba McCreary, EdD*

Chief of Staff

Office of the Superintendent | Boston Public Schools

2300 Washington Street, Boston MA 02119

mmccreary@bostonpublicschools.org <amedappa@boston.k12.ma.us>

​mobile: 857-635-8873​
| office: 617-635-9056

From: Chase, Nadra

We have received your request for public records, dated October 7, 2015,
via electronic mail. This request may take some time to respond to. The
Massachusetts Public Records Law, G. L. c.66, § 10, and its implementing
regulations govern your request. We are reviewing your request to determine
whether the documents sought are “public records” subject to disclosure
and, where applicable to estimate the cost of complying with your request.

As provided by the public records law, the charge for copying documents is
twenty cents ($.20) per page for photocopies, twenty-five cents ($.25) per
page for microfilm, fifty cents ($.50) per page for computer printouts and
($.88) per email. There also is a charge for the time it takes to search
for the records, remove any exempt data, and photocopy and re-file the
record. In addition, if copies of public records are to be mailed to you,
there is a charge for the actual cost of postage.

We will contact you as to the availability of the records requested and the
estimated costs of complying with the request. In the meantime, please feel
free to contact this office if you have any questions.

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*Nadra Chase*

*Paralegal*

Office of the Legal Advisor | Boston Public Schools

2300 Washington Street, Boston MA 02119

*nchase*@bostonpublicschools.org <amedappa@boston.k12.ma.us> | 617-635-9078
<617-635-9056>
*Notary Public*

From: Chase, Nadra

Ms. Hamilton,

As stated in our Initial Response Letter, this request may take some time
to respond to. Also, there will be a cost estimate for this request as
documents will have to be searched, compiled, retrieved, reviewed and
redacted.

I will have more information for you as soon as possible.

Thank you.

--

*Nadra Chase*

*Paralegal*

Office of the Legal Advisor | Boston Public Schools

2300 Washington Street, Boston MA 02119

*nchase*@bostonpublicschools.org <amedappa@boston.k12.ma.us> | 617-635-9078
<617-635-9056>
*Notary Public*

From: Chase, Nadra

Ms. Hamilton,

We have received and reviewed your request for public records, dated
October 4, 2015. We apologize for the delay. Following a search, we now
respond as follows:

We have documents that may be responsive to your request and have
determined the cost associated with searching, compiling and reviewing
every single email to pull out any emails that may contain student record
information to be $320.00.

This cost consists of 8 hours @$40.00 per hour, performed by a staff member
in the Office of Instructional & Information Technology.

Kindly forward a check in the sum of $320.00 made payable to the City of
Boston to my attention at your earliest convenience and we will send you
the records thereafter.

Thank you.
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*Nadra Chase*

*Paralegal*

Office of the Legal Advisor | Boston Public Schools

2300 Washington Street, Boston MA 02119

*nchase*@bostonpublicschools.org <amedappa@boston.k12.ma.us> | 617-635-9078
<617-635-9056>
*Notary Public*

From: Boston Public Schools

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Boston Public Schools

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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