Alabama Library Challenges (Choctaw County Schools )

Chris Peterson filed this request with the Choctaw County Schools of Butler, AL .
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From: Chris Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

We are a team of academic researchers studying information access and availability in public schools and libraries. We are contacting you as part of a national effort to help us better understand the scope and substance of the various challenges which arise in the course of administering a public library system or public school system.

Under Alabama's Public Records Law, we are requesting copies of the following public records:

-any complaints, requests, and/or challenges for removal, reclassification, and/or reconsideration of publications including books, magazines, movies, music, and/or other media, along with any associated records, petitions, and/or correspondence since January 1, 2003

-any current collection or curriculum development policy or policies governing your institution(s)

-any records related to Internet filtering, including but not limited to:

-any current acceptable use policies, web publishing policies, or equivalents

-any current contracts with Internet filtering services and/or providers

-any current categories of content which your provider offers to block, along with which categories your library or libraries currently block

-any modifications to the standard configuration of your filter, including lists of sites, services, URLs, keywords, or other identifiers which have been specifically configured as forbidden or allowed (i.e. "blacklists/whitelists")

We will use these records in our research. Please note that we are not asking for registration, circulation, or other private records protected by state law, and you should feel free to redact personally identifiable information from the records you send us, at your discretion.

You may respond to this request by sending electronic documents (e.g. emails, screen captures, spreadsheets, etc) or high-quality scanned PDFs to this inbox. If you cannot respond by email, please fax copies to 206-984-9551, with “MIA” written clearly at the top of the first page. If you do not have any documents responsive to our request, or if you have questions about how to respond, then you may email us at this inbox. In order to assist you in responding to our request, we have also posted guidelines and examples at http://mappinginfoaccess.org.

We understand that there may be fees associated with responding to our request. We ask that you waive any such fees in light of our project’s character, which is non-commercial, academic, open, and firmly in the public interest. If you are unable to waive fees, and if they are in excess of $20, please contact us with an estimate of fees before responding.

Thank you in advance for helping us better understand the important work that you do. If you have any questions about our request or our project, please email us at: team [at] mappinginfoaccess [dot] org.

Sincerely,

Emily Knox
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
University of Illinois

Shannon M. Oltmann
Assistant Professor
School of Library & Information Science
University of Kentucky

Chris Peterson
Researcher
Center for Civic Media, Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Choctaw County Schools

I apologize for the delay in responding.

Costs for the copying of documents will be: $42.75

Base fee: $20.00
per page: 91 sheets @ .25 = $22.75

These documents will need to be put in the mail. Please advise when
payment can be expected and we will send out.

Thanks-

Jacquelyn James
Interim Superintendent
Choctaw County Board of Education
107 Tom Orr Drive
Butler, AL 36904
Phone: 205-459-3031
Fax: 205-459-3037
Email: jjames@choctawk12.org

From: Choctawk12

This is a follow up to my previous reply. Charges for copying would be approximately $42. Do you want me to prepare to send contingent upon receipt if payment?

Jacqui James
Interim Superintendent
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From: MuckRock

Hello,

A check for $42.75 made out to the Choctaw Board of Education has been placed in the mail.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Choctaw County Schools

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Choctaw County Schools

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

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Based on the fee email below, more than 90 pages were to be sent. The package sent by mail last week contained only 10 pages (attached). Please confirm whether additional documents are forthcoming?

Thank you!

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Beverly Skinner

I will check with our Superintendent and see if additional pages will be
sent. This is all that I received. Will let you know.​

*Beverly Skinner*
*Secretary to the Superintendent*
*Choctaw County Board of Education*
*107 Tom Orr Drive*
*Butler, Alabama*
*P: 205-459-3031*

*F: 205-459-3037*

*Email: bskinner@choctawal.org <bskinner@choctawal.org>*

* "Equipping and inspiring all learners to reach
their highest potential"*

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