Denver Public Schools CORA OFFICER Stacy Wheeler

Ronald Lee filed this request with the Denver Public Schools of Denver, CO .
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From: Ronald Lee


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Greetings,
Please provide all complaints written, both anonymous, and otherwise, pertaining to Stephanie Donner and Keo Frazier. I don't need nor am I requesting the results of any investigation, the respondents reply, or anything having to do with any actions taken by DPS, as a result of said complaints. But I am entitled to see the complaints themselves.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ronald Lee

From: Denver Public Schools

We are in receipt of your Colorado Open Records Act request. Due to the closure of schools and administrative buildings related to the coronavirus, public document requests may take additional time to fulfill. Your request may take up to the full 10 business days allowed under the statute.

The timeline for responding to your request begins on the first business day following the receipt of the request. Multiple requests in one email will be treated as one request for reimbursement purposes. The district may also treat multiple requests concerning the same subject matter as one request. The process is as follows:

* The CORA Officer will review your request and work with staff to determine:

* If the district is the custodian of the requested documents;
* How much staff time will be required to retrieve the documents (please note the below reimbursement policy for requests requiring more than one hour of staff time); and
* If an extension is necessary
* If applicable, within three business days of the receipt of the request, the CORA lead with notify you of the cost of your request and any extension needed to respond to your request.
* The CORA Officer will provide a final response to your request in accordance with the applicable CORA timeline after payment is received (as applicable).
Please note:
The Colorado Open Records Act only makes available public records that already exist. It does not require the creation of new records to respond to a request. It also does not require the district to manipulate or analyze existing information in a new way to respond to a request.

CORA Reimbursement Policy -
The Colorado Open Records Act allows for the following reimbursement for reasonable costs associated with completing a request:

* Copying Expenses: We charge $0.25 for each hard-copy page after the first 25 pages.
* Staff Time: For requests that require more than one hour of staff time, we charge $30 for each additional hour of staff time expended.
* There will be a retrieval charge for documents stored at an offsite facility, dependent on the number of boxes to be retrieved.
* Electronically stored files which are larger than 14MB will be transferred to a CD for a charge of $10 per CD.
You can read more about the District's CORA Policy here<https://www.dpsk12.org/wp-content/uploads/Board-of-Education-Policy-KDB-CORA.pdf>.

Sincerely,

Stacy Wheeler
CORA Officer
Communications Department, Denver Public Schools

If you would like to submit a Colorado Open Records Act request, please email CORA@dpsk12.org

From: Denver Public Schools

We are responding to your 9/8/2020 records request concerning all complaints written, both anonymous, and otherwise, pertaining to Stephanie Donner and Keo Frazier.

Regarding Ms. Donner, you will find attached/enclosed the record(s) you requested. Additionally, Denver Public Schools is in possession of records responsive to your request that are not subject to disclosure pursuant to

- non-public records under C.R.S. 24-72-202(6)(a)(II)(C) where correspondence or complaints were made anonymously. In these instances, DPS presumes the fact that the constituent wished to remain anonymous is an indication that the constituent expects confidentiality. A person could provide written documentation proving that they were the anonymous constituent and that they did not intend for the correspondence/complaint to be confidential contrary what "anonymous" appears to indicate.

- investigations or other materials that may be part of a personnel file under 24-72-202(4.5) and 24-72-204(3)(a)(II)(A) except to a person of interest.

In regards for your request for all complaints written, both anonymous, and otherwise, pertaining to Keo Frazier, you will find attached/enclosed the record(s) you requested.

Sincerely,

Stacy Wheeler
CORA Officer
Communications Department, Denver Public Schools

If you would like to submit a Colorado Open Records Act request, please email CORA@dpsk12.org

From: Ronald Lee

Hello Stacy,
I am certain that there are other internally written complaints citing Stephanie Donner. For example, one such complaint involves her alleged violation of DPS hiring policies among other inconsistencies.
Donner resigned for a reason and I believe her resignation was forced as a result of numerous complaints, another of which would be her violation of fair campaigning regulations and laws as well as a certain conflict of interest around her work for John Hickenlooper. And just for the record, the fact that there were a number of anonymous complaints, goes to the intimidation factor that she was responsible for nurturing. Employees would say that she knew things she shouldn't have based on normal policy and HR protocols. But be assured that there is for certain one if not more internally written complaints with her as the accused. I am requesting these documents.

Thank you,
Ronald E. Lee
Disabled Veteran, U.S. Air Force

From: Denver Public Schools

As stated in our previous response: Additionally, Denver Public Schools is in possession of records responsive to your request that are not subject to disclosure pursuant to

- non-public records under C.R.S. 24-72-202(6)(a)(II)(C) where correspondence or complaints were made anonymously. In these instances, DPS presumes the fact that the constituent wished to remain anonymous is an indication that the constituent expects confidentiality. A person could provide written documentation proving that they were the anonymous constituent and that they did not intend for the correspondence/complaint to be confidential contrary what "anonymous" appears to indicate.

- investigations or other materials that may be part of a personnel file under 24-72-202(4.5) and 24-72-204(3)(a)(II)(A) except to a person of interest.

Sincerely,

Stacy Wheeler
CORA Officer
Communications Department, Denver Public Schools

If you would like to submit a Colorado Open Records Act request, please email CORA@dpsk12.org

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