FOIA Salem MA School Disctrict (Salem City Clerk)

Renee Melendez filed this request with the Salem City Clerk of Salem, MA.
Multi Request FOIA Salem MA School Disctrict
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From: Renee Melendez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, The Sunshine Act, and Open Records Law G. L. c. 4, § 7(26).

I request that a photo copy of the following documents be provided to me:

Copy of your surety bond for the Salem School District, Superintendent and City of Salem Mayor . A surety bond is required to take the oath of office.
Copy of the Salem School District Governing Board Members Superintendent, and City of Salem Mayor blanket bond if applicable.
Copy of the Power of Attorney for the bond company for your surety bond.
A copy of the Power of Attorney for the blank bond if applicable.
Copy of the fidelity and liability insurance policy if applicable.
A copy of their oaths of office.
I am a private citizen seeking information concerning your public official surety bond that you are required by the state of Massachusetts to obtain before swearing the oath of office.

Public Official Surety Bond requests fall under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, The Sunshine Act 5 U.S.C. § 552b, Open Records Law G. L. c. 4, § 7(26), and by law you are obligated to supply me with this information.

Please supply me with this information within the next 10 days. By state law and freedom of information act for the state of Massachusetts you are obligated to supply me with this information. If you cannot comply with my request, you are statutorily required to provide an explanation in writing.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Sincerely,
Renee Melendez

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 MuckRock.com, 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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Renee Melendez

From: Renee Melendez

To Whom It May Concern:

This is my SECOND request.

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, The Sunshine Act, and Open Records Law G. L. c. 4, § 7(26).

I request that a photo copy of the following documents be provided to me:

Copy of your surety bond for the Salem School District, Superintendent and City of Salem Mayor . A surety bond is required to take the oath of office.
Copy of the Salem School District Governing Board Members Superintendent, and City of Salem Mayor blanket bond if applicable.
Copy of the Power of Attorney for the bond company for your surety bond.
A copy of the Power of Attorney for the blank bond if applicable.
Copy of the fidelity and liability insurance policy if applicable.
A copy of their oaths of office.
I am a private citizen seeking information concerning your public official surety bond that you are required by the state of Massachusetts to obtain before swearing the oath of office.

Public Official Surety Bond requests fall under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, The Sunshine Act 5 U.S.C. § 552b, Open Records Law G. L. c. 4, § 7(26), and by law you are obligated to supply me with this information.

Please supply me with this information within the next 10 days. By state law and freedom of information act for the state of Massachusetts you are obligated to supply me with this information. If you cannot comply with my request, you are statutorily required to provide an explanation in writing.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Sincerely,
Renee Melendez

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 MuckRock.com, 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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Renee Melendez

From: Salem City Clerk

Good Morning:

Your request has been forwarded to the School Department. The contact person is Krista Perry who I have cc above. Thank you.

Joanne M. Roomey, Paralegal
Records Access Officer
City of Salem Legal Department
93 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970
978-619-5638 or extension 41503
978-744-1279 (fax)
Jroomey@salem.com<mailto:Jroomey@salem.com>
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From:

Good morning,

Thank you for your email dated October 18,2022. We have received your
request and the Superintendent has asked appropriate staff members to
gather the information requested. We will get back to you shortly and
provide a response within 10 business days as required by law.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Krista

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*Krista Perry *
*Executive Administrative Assistant to the Salem School Committee and
Superintendent *
29 Highland Avenue, Salem MA 01970
P:978-619-1456 ext 60509
F:978-740-3083
kperry@salemk12.org

From: Salem City Clerk

Dear Ms. Melendez,

After reviewing your public request that was forwarded to me on October 18,
2022, I have a previous email stating this request was closed as of March
25,2022. This email was sent on March 25,2022 to you directly. I also have
records showing there was a letter mailed out on February 16, 2022 to the
Somerville address we have on file.

Please email me directly if you need any further assistance.

Thank you,
Krista

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*Krista Perry *
*Executive Administrative Assistant to the Salem School Committee and
Superintendent *
29 Highland Avenue, Salem MA 01970
P:978-619-1456 ext 60509
F:978-740-3083
kperry@salemk12.org

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