Journalism Curriculum

Alexa Gagosz filed this request with the Boston Public Schools of Boston, MA.
Due Oct. 11, 2019
Est. Completion Jan. 18, 2022
Awaiting Response


From: Alexa Gagosz

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the standard curriculum currently used for journalism and media literacy throughout the school district. If there is different standard curricula for different grade levels, I would like all of those individual curricula.

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.

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.


Alexa Gagosz

From: Boston Public Schools

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Public Records Request, via email.
We have reviewed your public record request and it may take some time to
respond to this request. 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.

Thank you.



*Nadra Chase*


Office of the Legal Advisor | Boston Public Schools

2300 Washington Street, Boston MA 02119

*nchase* <> | 617-635-9078
*Notary Public*

From: Boston Public Schools

Hi All,

I am currently working remotely and will return to the office on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

You may continue to forward any and all requests and Subpoenas to my attention.  If there is an urgent matter that you need to speak with me regarding, you may contact me on my work cell phone number  at (617) 987-5641.

Thank you.

Nadra Chase
Records Management Paralegal Office of the Legal Advisor | Boston Public Schools 2300 Washington Street, Boston MA 02119 Cell: (617) 987-5641 nchase ( | 617-635-9078 (tel:617-635-9056) Fax: 617-635-93 27 Notary Public


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