Honig FOIL

Pseudo Nym filed this request with the Great Neck Public Schools of Great Neck, NY.
Due Jan. 18, 2022
Est. Completion None
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From: Pseudo Nym

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the current and most recent previous collective bargaining agreements (also known as a collective agreement or a union contract) between this department/agency and the Great Neck Teachers Association, Great Neck Maintenance Association, and the Great Neck Buildings & Grounds Association (or similar/equivalent organizations). This includes any and all memorandums of understanding or similar agreements. Please provide all associated addendums, amendments, appendices, exhibits, and other supplemental and supporting documents.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Pseudo Nym

From: Great Neck Public Schools

via electronic transmission

December 21, 2021

Dear Pseudo Nym:

This letter will formally acknowledge receipt of your December 14, 2021
Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) request, received by this Office on
December 15, 2021.

Please be advised that the District will respond to your request by either
granting or denying the request, in whole or in part, within twenty (20)
business days from the date of this acknowledgment letter. However, if
circumstances prevent the disclosure of the materials sought within twenty
(20) business days from the date of this acknowledgement letter, the
District will contact you in writing to provide a reason for the inability
to grant the request within such time period and a reasonable date certain
of when the request will be granted, in whole or in part.

Please be further advised that the District charges the statutorily
permitted fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of records requested under
FOIL, unless the same are available for electronic transmission.

If you have any questions relating to this matter, please feel free to
contact me.

Sincerely,

*Kuniko Langel *

*Secretary to the Board of Education *

*Records Access Officer*

Great Neck Public Schools
Superintendent’s Office

345 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020

(516) 441-4007

[image: GNPS Logo (cropped)] <http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/>

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 10:03 PM
Subject: New York Freedom of Information Law Request: Honig FOIL
To: <klangel@greatneck.k12.ny.us>
Cc: cbowler@greatneck.k12.ny.us

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the
following records:

A copy of the current and most recent previous collective bargaining
agreements (also known as a collective agreement or a union contract)
between this department/agency and the Great Neck Teachers Association,
Great Neck Maintenance Association, and the Great Neck Buildings & Grounds
Association (or similar/equivalent organizations). This includes any and
all memorandums of understanding or similar agreements. Please provide all
associated addendums, amendments, appendices, exhibits, and other
supplemental and supporting documents.

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 5 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Pseudo Nym

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From: Pseudo Nym

If it would be possible, I am okay with delaying the date of the other two requests to get this one first. I understand that they present a significant burden to compile all of the documents, and this one seems to be the simplest to return as it is presumably composed of documents you already have in full. Thank you so much for your help.

From: Great Neck Public Schools

*-via electronic transmission to requests@muckrock.com
<requests@muckrock.com> *

January 26, 2022

Dear Pseudo Nym:

This letter is sent as a follow up to your December 14, 2021 Freedom of
Information Law (“FOIL”) request which was acknowledged by this office on
December 21, 2021.

Your FOIL request seeks copies of the following District records: “*the
current and most recent previous collective bargaining agreements (also
known as a collective agreement or a union contract) between this
department/agency and the Great Neck Teachers Association, Great Neck
Maintenance Association, and the Great Neck Buildings & Grounds Association
(or similar/equivalent organizations). This includes any and all
memorandums of understanding or similar agreements. Please provide all
associated addendums, amendments, appendices, exhibits, and other
supplemental and supporting documents.” *The District has reviewed its
records for documents responsive to your request that are subject to
disclosure pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law. Please be advised
that your request has been granted and the documents responsive to your
request are attached hereto.

If you have any further questions relating to this matter, please feel free
to contact me.

Sincerely,

*Kuniko Langel *

*Secretary to the Board of Education Records Access Officer*Great Neck
Public Schools
Superintendent’s Office
345 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020
(516) 441-4007

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From: Pseudo Nym

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it. Hope to continue working with you on the two remaining requests.

Sincerely,
Pseudo Nym

From: Pseudo Nym

Sorry to bother, but do you have the GNTA contacts 2008 to 2018 and the current B&G and maintenance contacts.

From: Great Neck Public Schools

via electronic transmission

February 11, 2022

Dear Pseudo Nym,

This letter will formally acknowledge receipt of your February 4, 2022
Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) request, received by this Office on
February 4, 2022.

Please be advised that the District will respond to your request by either
granting or denying the request, in whole or in part, within twenty (20)
business days from the date of this acknowledgment letter. However, if
circumstances prevent the disclosure of the materials sought within twenty
(20) business days from the date of this acknowledgement letter, the
District will contact you in writing to provide a reason for the inability
to grant the request within such time period and a reasonable date certain
of when the request will be granted, in whole or in part.

Please be further advised that the District charges the statutorily
permitted fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of records requested under
FOIL, unless the same are available for electronic transmission.

If you have any questions relating to this matter, please feel free to
contact me.

Sincerely,

*Kuniko Langel *

*Secretary to the Board of Education Records Access Officer*Great Neck
Public Schools
Superintendent’s Office
345 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020
(516) 441-4007
[image: GNPS Logo (cropped)] <http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/>

From: Great Neck Public Schools

*-via electronic transmission *to requests@muckrock.com

March 14, 2022

Dear Pseudo Nym:

This letter is sent as a follow up to your February 4, 2022 Freedom of
Information Law (“FOIL”) request which was acknowledged by this office on
February 11, 2022.

Your FOIL request seeks copies of the following District records: “*GNTA
contacts 2008 to 2018 and the current B&G and maintenance contacts.” *The
District has reviewed its records for documents responsive to your request
that are subject to disclosure pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.
Please be advised that your request has been granted and the documents
responsive to your request are attached hereto.

However, the earlier GNTA contracts for 2006-2009 and 2009-2011 are only
available as hard-copies, and we will therefore need to charge the
statutorily permitted fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of records
requested under FOIL. The charge will be $30. Check should be made payable
to “Great Neck Public Schools” and can be mailed to:

Great Neck Public Schools

Attn: Records Access Officer

Superintendent’s Office

345 Lakeville Rd

Great Neck, NY 11020

If you have any further questions relating to this matter, please feel free
to contact me.

Sincerely,

*Kuniko Langel *

*Secretary to the Board of Education Records Access Officer*Great Neck
Public Schools
Superintendent’s Office
345 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020
(516) 441-4007
[image: GNPS Logo (cropped)] <http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/>

From: Pseudo Nym

Dear Kuniko Langel,

Would the school district be amendable to allowing payment to occur over Muckrock just to make the process easier? I think you can follow the instructions below of "View request history, upload responsive documents, and report problems here:
https://www.muckrock.com/

If prompted for a passcode, please enter:
••••••••". Then, you can reply directly and select "Payment required" and follow the subsequent steps.

From: Great Neck Public Schools

I will be out of the office on Friday, March 24, but will be checking
email. For immediate assistance, please contact Michele Domanick at
mdomanick@greatneck.k12.ny.us

From: Pseudo Nym


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $30.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Great Neck Public Schools

The District does not accept payment methods other than cash or check.

Sincerely,

*Kuniko Langel *

*Secretary to the Board of Education Records Access Officer*Great Neck
Public Schools
Superintendent’s Office
345 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020
(516) 441-4007
[image: GNPS Logo (cropped)] <http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/>

From: Pseudo Nym

Yes. The feature would just allow me to pay through the website and for them to send a check. However, MuckRock resolved the issue with the website and should have sent the check on 4/6/22.

Sincerely,
Pseudo Nym

From: Great Neck Public Schools

April 27, 2022

Dear Pseudo Nym:

The District has not received your $30 check yet. Please advise to whom and
what address it was mailed.

Sincerely,

*Kuniko Langel *

*Secretary to the Board of Education Records Access Officer*Great Neck
Public Schools
Superintendent’s Office
345 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020
(516) 441-4007
[image: GNPS Logo (cropped)] <http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/>

Check sent by Muckrock Staff

Pay to the order of:

Great Neck Public Schools
Records Access Officer
Superintendent's Office
345 Lakeville Rd
Great Neck, NY 11020

#10389
Amount of: $30.00
  • Created — 04/27/2022
  • In Transit — 04/30/2022
  • In Local Area — 05/02/2022
  • Processed For Delivery — 05/02/2022
  • Deposited — 05/06/2022

From: Great Neck Public Schools

May 3, 2022

Dear Pseudo Nym:

The District received a $30 check (dated 4/27/22) today from MuckRock News.
Please advise when you would like to pick up the photocopies of the
contracts.

Sincerely,

*Kuniko Langel *

*Secretary to the Board of Education Records Access Officer *Great Neck
Public Schools
345 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020
(516) 441-4007

[image: GNPS Logo (cropped)] <http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/>

From: Pseudo Nym

Would it be possible to mail them instead?

From: Pseudo Nym

Dear Kuniko Langel,

Just following up on the request to mail the documents. Also, when looking at the documents given the district from the December 14, 2021, I do not see any GNTA contracts from 2016-2018 even though the request asks for the current and most recent contracts. However, there is a GNTA contract provided from 2011-2015. Was there just no contract from 2016-2018, or was there some mistake either my end in receiving the contract or your end in uploading it?

Thanks,
Pseudo Nym

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