New Bedford Charter Cap Emails

Meredith Segal filed this request with the New Bedford School District of New Bedford, MA.
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From: Meredith Segal

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any email messages and/or attachments sent or received on any official school or district email account between January 1, 2016 and present that concern or make mention of any of the following topics:

- The November 2016 ballot question regarding charter school policy, a/k/a Question2
- “Great Schools Massachusetts”
- “Save Our Public Schools”
- “Boston Education Justice Alliance” (BEJA)
- “Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance” (MEJA)
- “Massachusetts Jobs with Justice”
- “Citizens for Public Schools”

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 the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Meredith Segal

From: Jonathan Carvalho

Ms. Segal,

I have received your public records request dated Oct. 28, 2016. Please know that we did not receive your request until January 30, 2017.

It was received as a faxed document with the request repeated 10 times. How was the request filed the other nine times? I want to ensure that there is not a problem in our system that led to this not being received several times.


Jonathan Carvalho
Community and Public Affairs Manager
New Bedford Public Schools
455 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740<>
Office: 508.997.4511 ext. 3346 - Mobile: 508.294.3417


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