Bulletproof shelters for schools (Department of Education)

Erik Franco filed this request with the Department of Education of Maine.
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From: Erik Franco

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

All memos, budgets, proposed budgets, presentations, and emails from the dates 01/01/2012 to 04/09/18 mentioning the use of, spending on, and/or consideration of bulletproof shelters for use in schools in the state.

An example of one such company that produces bulletproof shelters is the company called Shelter in Place (http://shelterinplace.com/pricing), mentioned in this local media report, among others covered in the press in various states: http://abc7ny.com/is-this-bulletproof-school-shelter-the-new-normal/3160640/

I am a member of the press and therefore request that fees be waived.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

Erik Franco

From: Department of Education

Dear Mr. Franco,

Thank you for your email which we received on April 9, 2018 in which you request certain documents under 1 M.R.S.A. § 408-A, Maine’s Freedom of Access Act (“FOAA”). This letter constitutes official acknowledgement and response to your request.

You request a copy of the following documents:

* All memos, budgets, proposed budgets, presentations, and emails from the dates 01/01/2012 to 04/09/18 mentioning the use of, spending on, and/or consideration of bulletproof shelters for use in schools in the state.

We will begin reviewing our files for records that are responsive to your request. We will withhold any records that are not subject to FOAA, including but not limited to personnel matters, student privacy, other confidential matters, and records unrelated to the transaction of state business. We will provide statutory references as a basis for any redactions or denials of records when a final decision is made.

We do require a reasonable period to go through our records to determine when we may be able to provide any responsive documents. Once we make this determination, we will provide you with a good faith, non-binding estimate of the time and cost of complying with your request. Your request will be processed in the ordinary course of business.

Regards,

Pamela Ford-Taylor, M.S.
School Enrollment Specialist
MDOE FOAA Contact
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207-624-6617
Pamela.Ford-Taylor@maine.gov
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From: Department of Education

Dear Mr. Franco,

We have completed searching the files at the Maine Department of Education and can find no records responsive to your request for:

* All memos, budgets, proposed budgets, presentations, and emails from the dates 01/01/2012 to 04/09/18 mentioning the use of, spending on, and/or consideration of bulletproof shelters for use in schools in the state.

We will consider this request closed.

Regards,

Pamela Ford-Taylor, M.S.
School Enrollment Specialist
MDOE FOAA Contact
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207-624-6617
Pamela.Ford-Taylor@maine.gov
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From: Erik Franco

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Erik Franco

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