Electronic Message Records

Hal Flak filed this request with the Oakwood City School District of Oakwood, OH.

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From: Hal Flak

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All e-mail sent to or from the following account, deleted or not:


From the dates:

17 August 2021 to 3 November or the date you acknowledge this request, whichever is later.

Please preserve records as of the date of this request.

With the following case insensitive search terms present in any field:

OR slanderous
OR misinformation
OR fear
OR distrust
OR cancelled
OR Rufo
OR Defending
OR transgender
OR gay
OR straight
OR racist
OR anti racist
OR social emotional learning
OR School
OR Board
OR election

This request is not over-broad. It is for a specific search terms, domain, account, and time frame.

Please redact all student identifiers as required by law, including parent names when that would identify discussion of students.

Please provide results in text format pdf, not graphical text pdf

If links or hidden fields are present, please provide in a format that allows viewing the hidden information.

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 business days.


Hal Flak

From: Oakwood City School District


I represent Oakwood City Schools, and am acknowledging receipt of your request pursuant to Ohio’s Public Records Act. Please direct any further communication regarding this request to me.

The request that you have made, because you include the term “school” in the search terms, targets every email to or from the email account ramey.kyle@oakwoodschools.org<mailto:ramey.kyle@oakwoodschools.org>. This makes your request overly broad, ambiguous and all-encompassing, asking that the District completely duplicate email files. The Public Records Act does not contemplate that a person is entitled to a “complete duplication” of a public office’s “voluminous files.” State ex rel. Glasgow v. Jones, 19 Ohio St. 3d 91, 2008-Ohio-4788, 894 N.E.2d 686, at ¶17; see also, e.g., State ex rel. Bristow v. Baxter, 6th Dist. Erie No. E-17-060, 2018-Ohio-1973.

I am requesting that you revise your request so that it is not overly broad, ambiguous, and all-encompassing.

Thank you.

Janet Cooper
Of Counsel
312 N. Patterson Blvd., Suite 200
Dayton, OH 45402

From: Hal Flak

Thank you for the reply.

Please delete the term "school".

Thank you.


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