BPS Education Technology

Paxtyn Merten filed this request with the Boston Public Schools of Boston, MA.
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From: Paxtyn Merten


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

· Any existing list/census of all technology provided by Boston Public Schools for student and faculty use, which may include the following details:
– The year the device was manufactured
– The year the school/district bought the device
– The make and model of the device
– The quantity of the device located at each academic institution
· Boston Public Schools' technology budget
· Any maintenance contracts for BPS technologies

Please let me know if these are records you keep at the district level or if it would make sense for me to reach out to individual schools for their individual technology records.

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 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Paxtyn Merten

From:

This letter is to acknowledge receipt of your Public Records Request, dated
October 17, 2018, via email. Please be advised that you request make 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, there would be a charge of $0.05 for
either single and double-sided black and white paper copies or printouts.
There is also a charge for time spent searching for, compiling, and
reproducing a requested record, with the first two hours at no cost for not
more than $25.00 per hour.

We will notify 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.

Thanks

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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

I am currently reviewing document responsive to your request and will have
a response shortly.

Thanks.

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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

We have received and reviewed you request for public records. We now
respond as follows:

Request No. 1: Any existing list/census of all technology provided by
Boston Public Schools for student and faculty use, which may include the
following details:

– The year the device was manufactured
– The year the school/district bought the device
– The make and model of the device
– The quantity of the device located at each academic institution
· Boston Public Schools' technology budget
· Any maintenance contracts for BPS technologies

Response No. 1: Please find enclosed a spreadsheet . Column "G" has been
omitted pursuant to G.L. c. 4 section (n), which is exempt from disclosure
as public record, as it could jeopardize security to schools if made public.
I trust that this serves as a complete response to and a full determination
of our request for public record.

You may appeal this response to the Supervisor of Records in the Office of
the Secretary of the Commonwealth G. L.c. 66, §10A; G. L. c. 66, §10A (c);
950 CMR 32.08; 950 CMR 32.08(1)(h) (in petitioning the Supervisor, the
requester shall provide a copy of such petition to the records access
officer associated with such petition).

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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*

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