NJ Essex Count College OPR Act

Sean Starosta filed this request with the Essex County College of New Jersey.
Tracking #

20-12

Status
Completed

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From: Sean Starosta


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

To Whom it May Concern:

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

* Any annual, quarterly or semesterly logs or reports that detail how often various school
therapy services are provided to students. Please provide logs from the academic year
beginning in 2014 through the present.

* Any reports, logs, or other data that tracks average wait times for students who have sought
help for mental health issues. Please provide logs from the academic year beginning in 2014
through the present.

* The budget for mental health services for each year beginning in 2014 through the present.

* Any reports, logs, or other data that tracks the number of mental-health related
accommodations requested each school year, as well as the outcomes of those accommodation
requests. Please provide records beginning in 2014 through the present.

* Any and all policies related to mental health, including but not limited to policies governing
leaves of absence (voluntary and involuntary) for students, as well as any logs or reports that
note the voluntary and involuntary leaves of absences students have taken each year since
2014.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public
interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge
and is not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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. If these records exist in
electronic format, I request that those electronic records be provided (not, for instance, that
those electronic records be printed then digitized to create images of the printouts).

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.

Sean Starosta

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sean Starosta

From: Sean Starosta

Please refer to the updated attachment.

From: Essex County College

Dear Sir,

This is to alert you that you may have inadvertently sent a Right to Know Law request for Delaware County Community college to Essex County College.

Records Custodian

From:

Essex County College

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Hi there

Your first Essex County College record request (request number #20-12) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Thank you for submitting your request to Essex County College. You will receive a response to your request within 7 business days.

As the requester, you can always see the status of your
request by signing into the Essex County College Public Records
portal here.

If you haven't already activated your account,
click here to get started.
Once your account is activated, your request will be visible at the following link:
Request #20-12.

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From: Essex County College

Essex County College

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-12:

Dear Requestor:

Essex County College received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request on March 11, 2020.   This response to your request is being provided to you on the [5th] business day after the custodian’s receipt of said request.

Your request requires additional time beyond the seven (7) business days to fulfill, due to disrupted operations of college as a result of Corona Virus Outbreak in the State of NJ. Several employees who are responsible for the information requested, have absorbed other administrative workloads to ensure business continuity.  

OPRA allows custodians to seek extensions of time pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.i.  Specifically, OPRA states that, “the requestor shall be advised by the custodian when the record can be made available. If the record is not made available by that time, access shall be deemed denied.” Your request requires an extension of time until April 7 , 2020. 

If your request for access to a government record has been denied or unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a right to challenge the decision by Essex County College to deny access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at grc@dca.state.nj.us, or at their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

Sincerely,

Essex County College

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From:

Good Day,

I am new to the OPRA requests and submitting responses. I have not received clear information on how you would like the information submitted. Is it via this email or via the internal system. In your email request it states I can email this information to this address. I just want to be sure I am reaching out to the correct parties.

In addition, this link is not allowing me to submit data as a "token" is needed: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fessex-county-college-8878%252Fnj-essex-count-college-opr-act-90371%252F%253Femail%253Drecordscustodian%252540essex.edu&url_auth_token=AAAUaeeOMC4n1AnyE3s1UmDe-8Y%3A1jBlVY%3ARfIfIre6r-rUi5ddaG2n1SHXw-c

Best Regards,

~Dr. McCants
Zoya McCants, EdD, LMHC, LPC-ACS
Clinical Director
Student Wellness Service| Food Pantry Services
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973) 877-3365
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From: Essex County College

Essex County College

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Hi there

Documents have been released for record request #20-12 along with the following message:

Attached please find THE FULL RESPONSE.

* OPRA REQUEST.docx

* Essex County College Wellness Center Policies_Procedures.docx

* WC_RECORDS.pdf

Document links are valid for one month.
After April 19, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Essex County College

Essex County College

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Hi there

A document has been released for record request #20-12 along with the following message:

Requestor response is now completed.

 

* DIFFERENTLY-Abledv1.docx

Document links are valid for one month.
After April 25, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Essex County College

Essex County College

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Hi there

Record request #20-12 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

No Description

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