FOIL: Catalog of Holdings and Library Censorship/Complaint Records (Schenectady City School District)

Jackson Parker filed this request with the Schenectady City School District of Schenectady, NY.
Multi Request FOIL: Catalog of Holdings and Library Censorship/Complaint Records
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From: Jackson Parker

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

-Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries for the year ending 2012
-Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries for the year ending 2019
-Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries as of the date this request is fulfilled (2022)
-Copies of all Library material censorship and complaint records, including evaluations by staff, patrons' complaints and record of final decisions, from 1/1/2019 thru the date this request is fulfilled.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jackson Parker

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Hi Jackson Parker,

Thank you for contacting Schenectady City Schools via Let’s Talk! The information you submitted will be reviewed by a staff member and appropriate follow-up action will be taken.


Stacey Tasselmyer
Secretary, Business and Finance
Schenectady City Schools



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Jackson Parker (requests@muckrock.com)
Mar 29, 12:05am

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

-Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries for the year ending 2012
-Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries for the year ending 2019
-Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries as of the date this request is fulfilled (2022)
-Copies of all Library material censorship and complaint records, including evaluations by staff, patrons' complaints and record of final decisions, from 1/1/2019 thru the date this request is fulfilled.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jackson Parker

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Apr 1, 4:12pm

Dear Mr. Parker:
Please see the attached in reference to your FOIL request.

Thank you,
Stacey

Stacey Tasselmyer
Secretary, Business and Finance
Schenectady City Schools



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Jackson Parker (requests@muckrock.com)
Mar 29, 12:05am

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

-Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries for the year ending 2012
-Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries for the year ending 2019
-Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries as of the date this request is fulfilled (2022)
-Copies of all Library material censorship and complaint records, including evaluations by staff, patrons' complaints and record of final decisions, from 1/1/2019 thru the date this request is fulfilled.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jackson Parker

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From: Jackson Parker

I hereby appeal the denial of access regarding my request, which was rejected on April 1, 2022 and made on March 29, 2022 and sent to:
Terry Gillooley, Records Access Officer
108 Education Drive
Schenectady, NY 12303

The records that were denied include:

1. Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries for the year ending 2012
2. Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries for the year ending 2019
3. Catalog of Holdings for all School Libraries as of the date this request is fulfilled (2022)
4. Copies of all Library material censorship and complaint records, including evaluations by staff, patrons' complaints and record of final decisions, from 1/1/2019 thru the date this request is fulfilled.

As required by the Freedom of Information Law, the head or governing body of an agency, or whomever is designated to determine appeals, is required to respond within 10 business days of the receipt of an appeal. If the records are denied on appeal,   please explain the reasons for the denial fully in writing as required by law.
In addition, please be advised that the Freedom of Information Law directs that all appeals and the determinations that follow be sent to the Committee on Open Government, Department of State, 41 State Street, Albany, New York 12231.

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