GoGuardian black/white lists

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Chicago Public Schools of Chicago, IL.
Tracking #

N009483-041421

Status
Completed

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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

1) A list of all website names and/or URLs that are blacklisted/blocked by the district's GoGuardian web-filtering software.

2) A list of all website names and/or URLs that the district has manually whitelisted/allowed access to upon request through the GoGuardian web-filtering software.

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest. In the event that you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the costs, including the hourly wages of any personnel assigned to process the request and estimates of how many hours the request will take them to process.

Should you choose to deny access to or redact records responsive to this request, I ask that you provide a detailed explanation of your reasoning--as required by law--citing the specific statutes and case law on which each decision is based.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Chicago Public Schools

Dear Todd:

Thank you for your interest in Chicago Public Schools. Your FOIA request has been received and is being processed. Your FOIA Center reference number for tracking purposes is: N009483-041421
You have requested the following records: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

1) A list of all website names and/or URLs that are blacklisted/blocked by the district's GoGuardian web-filtering software.

2) A list of all website names and/or URLs that the district has manually whitelisted/allowed access to upon request through the GoGuardian web-filtering software.

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest. In the event that you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the costs, including the hourly wages of any personnel assigned to process the request and estimates of how many hours the request will take them to process.

Should you choose to deny access to or redact records responsive to this request, I ask that you provide a detailed explanation of your reasoning--as required by law--citing the specific statutes and case law on which each decision is based.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

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From: Chicago Public Schools

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04/14/2021

Todd Feathers
MuckRock News DEPT MR 110986 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144

Dear Todd:

RE: Chicago Public Schools FOIA Request N009483-041421
Thank you again for using the Chicago Public Schools FOIA Center.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, a public body may extend the time to respond to a FOIA request by up to 5 business days for a limited number of reasons. 5 ILCS 140/3(e).
We are extending the time to respond to your request by 5 business days for one or more of the following reason(s):
(  ) the requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records;
( )  the request requires the collection of a substantial number of specified records;
( ) the request is couched in categorical terms and requires an extensive search for the records responsive to it;
( ) the requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them;
(  ) the requested records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure under Section 7 of this Act or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions;
(x) the request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by 5 ILCS 140/3 (c) without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body;
( ) there is need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request
Sincerely,

Annie Righi
FOIA Officer
Chicago Public Schools

From: Chicago Public Schools

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July 27, 2021 Todd Feathers requests@muckrock.com
RE: Chicago Public Schools FOIA Request N009457-040521
Dear Mr. Feathers: This letter is in reply to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking the following information: Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records: 1) A list of all website names and/or URLs that are blacklisted/blocked by the district's GoGuardian web-filtering software. 2) A list of all website names and/or URLs that the district has manually whitelisted/allowed access to upon request through the GoGuardian web-filtering software. RESPONSE : Documents responsive to your request are available to download via the CPS FOIA Center at www.cps.edu/FOIARequests . Please log in with your username and password to access the records. Please note, GoGuardian applies content filtering based on their subject algorithms, in addition to the sites added to the block list manually by the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The record provided contains these lists/settings as of April 14, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (773) 553-3500. Thank you for your request. Sincerely, Annie Righi Freedom of Information Act Officer Chicago Public Schools

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