Securly black/white lists

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Rockingham County Public Schools of Rockingham County, VA.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) A list of all website names and/or URLs that are blacklisted/blocked by the district's Securly web-filtering software.

2) A list of all website names and/or URLs that the district has manually whitelisted/allowed access to upon request through the Securly web-filtering software.

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest. In the event that you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the costs, including the hourly wages of any personnel assigned to process the request and estimates of how many hours the request will take them to process.

Should you choose to deny access to or redact records responsive to this request, I ask that you provide a detailed explanation of your reasoning--as required by law--citing the specific statutes and case law on which each decision is based.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Rockingham County Public Schools

Hi Todd-
I have received your FOIA request @ Securly black/white lists.
Our Superintendent, Dr. Oskar Scheikl, forwarded it to me.
I will do my best to respond by the 5th day - Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
I will let you know if for some reason we need the 7 day extension.
Would you please provide me with your Commonwealth of Virginia address?
Thanks,
David

"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind
of battle."
(J.M. Barrie)

David W. Burchfield, Ed.D.
Community Engagement Coordinator
PreK/VPI Administrative Support
FOIA Officer
Rockingham County Public Schools, VA
Office 540-564-3207
Cell 540-405-9464
dburchfield@rockingham.k12.va.us

From: Todd Feathers

Hello David,

Thank you very much for your help on this.

I am not a resident of Virginia, but I am writing for Vice, a publication with circulation in Virginia. The Virginia Freedom of Information Act specifically allows members of the media to request records (https://www.governor.virginia.gov/constituent-services/foia-requests/).

Best,
Todd

From: Rockingham County Public Schools

Here is the information you requested from Rockingham County Public
Schools, VA

David

"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind
of battle."
(J.M. Barrie)

David W. Burchfield, Ed.D.
Community Engagement Coordinator
PreK/VPI Administrative Support
FOIA Officer
Rockingham County Public Schools, VA
Office 540-564-3207
Cell 540-405-9464
dburchfield@rockingham.k12.va.us

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kevin Perkins <KPerkins@rockingham.k12.va.us>
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: Securly
black/white lists
To: David Burchfield <dburchfield@rockingham.k12.va.us>

David,

Requested information attached.

Kevin

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 2:33 PM David Burchfield <
dburchfield@rockingham.k12.va.us> wrote:

>
>
>
>
> "Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind
> of battle."
> (J.M. Barrie)
>
> David W. Burchfield, Ed.D.
> Community Engagement Coordinator
> PreK/VPI Administrative Support
> FOIA Officer
> Rockingham County Public Schools, VA
> Office 540-564-3207
> Cell 540-405-9464
> dburchfield@rockingham.k12.va.us
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Oskar Scheikl <OScheikl@rockingham.k12.va.us>
> Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 10:50 AM
> Subject: Fwd: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: Securly
> black/white lists
> To: David Burchfield <dburchfield@rockingham.k12.va.us>
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: <requests@muckrock.com>
> Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM
> Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: Securly black/white
> lists
> To: <oscheikl@rockingham.k12.va.us>
>
>
>
> Rockingham County Public Schools
> FOIA Office
> 100 Mt. Clinton Pike
> Harrisonburg, VA 22802
>
> April 13, 2021
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
> following records:
>
> 1) A list of all website names and/or URLs that are blacklisted/blocked by
> the district's Securly web-filtering software.
>
> 2) A list of all website names and/or URLs that the district has manually
> whitelisted/allowed access to upon request through the Securly
> web-filtering software.
>
> I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the
> requested records to publish articles in the public interest. In the event
> that you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the
> costs, including the hourly wages of any personnel assigned to process the
> request and estimates of how many hours the request will take them to
> process.
>
> Should you choose to deny access to or redact records responsive to this
> request, I ask that you provide a detailed explanation of your
> reasoning--as required by law--citing the specific statutes and case law on
> which each decision is based.
>
> I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5
> business days, as the statute requires.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Todd Feathers
>
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From: Todd Feathers

Thanks very much for your help and very fast response!

Best,
Todd

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