Library Complaint and Censorship Records (Hopkinton High School Library)

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From: Chris Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M. G. L. Chapter 66, Section 10) for a copy of the following records:

Copies of written and electronic complaints and challenges for removal, reclassification, or other reconsideration of publications including books, magazines, movies, websites (e.g. filtered from library computers), or other media from January 1, 2010, to present, as well as records, petitions, and correspondence related to these challenges.

We seek such records as, for example, are classified by the Massachusetts’ Supervisor of Public Records Municipal Records Retention Manual under Section 17.004: Complaint and Censorship Records, though we do not limit our request to those so classified.

According to 950 CMR 32.06(5), every custodian of records is encouraged to waive fees where disclosure would benefit the public interest, as we believe these will. This request is part of a research project by the Center for Civic Media to better understand how and why library materials are challenged in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are committed to open access and plan to make our findings broadly available to the public. If fees cannot be waived please inform me in advance.

We ask that, if possible, you please respond via email with text documents or clear, high-quality scanned PDFs. If you cannot reply electronically, please mail us the best quality copies you reasonably can. Your efforts helps us ensure broad accessibility and equity.

The statute requires your response to this request within 10 business days. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us better understand this important aspect of the work that you do. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any further questions.

Best,

- Chris Peterson
Research Assistant
Center for Civic Media
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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From: Chris Peterson

Superintendent MacLeod,

The records request below was sent to cbright@hopkinton.k12.ma.us on March 19, 2013, but we haven't heard back yet. Upon further research, it seems we had the wrong contact information for the Hopkinton High School Library, so we are resubmitting the request below to your attention. Please confirm receipt, and let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you.

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From Chris Peterson on March 19, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M. G. L. Chapter 66, Section 10) for a copy of the following records:

Copies of written and electronic complaints and challenges for removal, reclassification, or other reconsideration of publications including books, magazines, movies, websites (e.g. filtered from library computers), or other media from January 1, 2010, to present, as well as records, petitions, and correspondence related to these challenges.

We seek such records as, for example, are classified by the Massachusetts’ Supervisor of Public Records Municipal Records Retention Manual under Section 17.004: Complaint and Censorship Records, though we do not limit our request to those so classified.

According to 950 CMR 32.06(5), every custodian of records is encouraged to waive fees where disclosure would benefit the public interest, as we believe these will. This request is part of a research project by the Center for Civic Media to better understand how and why library materials are challenged in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are committed to open access and plan to make our findings broadly available to the public. If fees cannot be waived please inform me in advance.

We ask that, if possible, you please respond via email with text documents or clear, high-quality scanned PDFs. If you cannot reply electronically, please mail us the best quality copies you reasonably can. Your efforts helps us ensure broad accessibility and equity.

The statute requires your response to this request within 10 business days. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us better understand this important aspect of the work that you do. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any further questions.

Best,

- Chris Peterson
Research Assistant
Center for Civic Media
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From: Cathy MacLeod

Dear Chris,
I am confirming receipt of your request and will follow up to obtain the
information you request.

Cathy

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Cathy MacLeod, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Hopkinton Public Schools
89 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Phone: 508-417-9360
Fax: 508-497-9833

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 Nov. 2, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kirsten Fournier

Dear Chris,

I am the new librarian at Hopkinton High School this year and am following
up on this request. We do not have any materials that were challenged for
removal, reclassification, or other reconsideration from January 1, 2010 to
present, and therefore, have no documentation to submit.

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact me. Thank
you.

Sincerely,

Kirsten Fournier, Librarian
Hopkinton High School
kfournier@hopkinton.k12.ma.us

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cathy MacLeod <cmacleod@hopkinton.k12.ma.us>
Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM
Subject: Fwd: Follow up to Freedom of Information Request: Library
Complaint and Censorship Records (Hopkinton High School Library)
To: Evan Bishop <ebishop@hopkinton.k12.ma.us>

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Subject: Follow up to Freedom of Information Request: Library Complaint and
Censorship Records (Hopkinton High School Library)
To: cmacleod@hopkinton.k12.ma.us

November 2, 2013
Hopkinton High School Library
Hopkinton High School Library
90 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748-2508

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Superintendent MacLeod,

The records request below was sent to cbright@hopkinton.k12.ma.us on March
19, 2013, but we haven't heard back yet. Upon further research, it seems we
had the wrong contact information for the Hopkinton High School Library, so
we are resubmitting the request below to your attention. Please confirm
receipt, and let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you.

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From Chris Peterson on March 19, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M. G. L.
Chapter 66, Section 10) for a copy of the following records:

Copies of written and electronic complaints and challenges for removal,
reclassification, or other reconsideration of publications including books,
magazines, movies, websites (e.g. filtered from library computers), or
other media from January 1, 2010, to present, as well as records,
petitions, and correspondence related to these challenges.

We seek such records as, for example, are classified by the Massachusetts’
Supervisor of Public Records Municipal Records Retention Manual under
Section 17.004: Complaint and Censorship Records, though we do not limit
our request to those so classified.

According to 950 CMR 32.06(5), every custodian of records is encouraged to
waive fees where disclosure would benefit the public interest, as we
believe these will. This request is part of a research project by the
Center for Civic Media to better understand how and why library materials
are challenged in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are committed to
open access and plan to make our findings broadly available to the public.
If fees cannot be waived please inform me in advance.

We ask that, if possible, you please respond via email with text documents
or clear, high-quality scanned PDFs. If you cannot reply electronically,
please mail us the best quality copies you reasonably can. Your efforts
helps us ensure broad accessibility and equity.

The statute requires your response to this request within 10 business days.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us better understand
this important aspect of the work that you do. Please feel free to email me
directly if you have any further questions.

Best,

- Chris Peterson
Research Assistant
Center for Civic Media
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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On Oct. 27, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Oct. 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Sept. 27, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Sept. 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Aug. 28, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Aug. 13, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On July 29, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On July 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On June 29, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On June 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On May 30, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 21, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 20, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 19, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On March 19, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M. G. L.
Chapter 66, Section 10) for a copy of the following records:

Copies of written and electronic complaints and challenges for removal,
reclassification, or other reconsideration of publications including books,
magazines, movies, websites (e.g. filtered from library computers), or
other media from January 1, 2010, to present, as well as records,
petitions, and correspondence related to these challenges.

We seek such records as, for example, are classified by the Massachusetts’
Supervisor of Public Records Municipal Records Retention Manual under
Section 17.004: Complaint and Censorship Records, though we do not limit
our request to those so classified.

According to 950 CMR 32.06(5), every custodian of records is encouraged to
waive fees where disclosure would benefit the public interest, as we
believe these will. This request is part of a research project by the
Center for Civic Media to better understand how and why library materials
are challenged in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are committed to
open access and plan to make our findings broadly available to the public.
If fees cannot be waived please inform me in advance.

We ask that, if possible, you please respond via email with text documents
or clear, high-quality scanned PDFs. If you cannot reply electronically,
please mail us the best quality copies you reasonably can. Your efforts
helps us ensure broad accessibility and equity.

The statute requires your response to this request within 10 business days.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us better understand
this important aspect of the work that you do. Please feel free to email me
directly if you have any further questions.

Best,

- Chris Peterson
Research Assistant
Center for Civic Media
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Cathy MacLeod, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Hopkinton Public Schools
89 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Phone: 508-417-9360
Fax: 508-497-9833

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