Boston Publc School's Sibling Preference Data for West Zone Schools

Steve Poftak filed this request with the Boston Public Schools of Boston, MA.
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From: Steve Poftak

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.4, €7, clause 26th, I hereby request the following records:

Please provide the number of K1 and K2 seats, for each year starting in 2000 up to the current year and by individual school, that were filled by siblings of existing students. The data should be broken out by year and by school, and provide the number of siblings and the total number of available seats in the relevant grade.

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, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Steve Poftak
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From: Boston Public Schools

From: Boston Public Schools