Total Allocations for Purchasing and Maintaining Chromebooks (New York State Education Department)

Lucas Rockett Gutterman filed this request with the New York State Education Department of New York.

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Multi Request Total Allocations for Purchasing and Maintaining Chromebooks
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From: Lucas Rockett Gutterman

To Whom It May Concern:

As a researcher with the nonprofit U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), I hereby request the following records:

Documents that relate to the budget for and expenditures, purchases and disbursements for Google Chromebook laptops among all school districts you oversee which have kept such records in the most recently available budget. I’d appreciate the total funds spent procuring Chromebooks, how many Chromebooks were procured, the expected lifecycle of these devices (i.e. how many years the devices are projected to be in use before refreshed with new models), any direct maintenance costs (i.e. funds spent on buying spare parts, paying for repairs, replacing chargers, buying management or security licenses), as well as any funds received for selling or recycling decommissioned Chromebooks.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Lucas Rockett Gutterman

From: New York State Education Department

Dear Mr. Gutterman:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Law request for State Education Department records regarding school district referendums, which was received on January 12, 2023.

Please be advised that the State Education Department does not possess these records. The Freedom of Information Law does not require an agency to prepare any record not possessed or maintained by the agency (Public Officers Law Section 89[3][a]); therefore, your request is denied.

You may wish to contact the school districts themselves your request for detailed expenditures.

If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so within 30 days by emailing<> or writing to:

Betty A. Rosa
Commissioner of Education
NYS Education Department
Room 111, Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Records Access Officer

From: Lucas Rockett Gutterman


Thanks so much for your help with this request. I’ll move forward with contacting several school districts as well.

Lucas Rockett Gutterman