Brightbytes models and policies (Shelby County Schools)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Shelby County Schools of Shelby County, TN.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) All documents outlining current predictive risk models developed as part of the BrightBytes Early Warning system for all schools in the district (and by grade, if applicable). To clarify, I'm requesting the documents that lay out how the models weigh the 24 indicators the BrightBytes Early Warning system monitors in each school. More information about the BrightBytesEarly Warning system models and indicators can be found here:

2) All district and/or school policies governing how teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school staff should use the early warning system. This should include directives to staff about implementing the proper interventions and monitoring for at-risk students.

3) All published studies, white papers, or other research provided to the district by BrightBytes regarding its products.

4) All guidelines, user manuals, or other informational material provided to the district by BrightBytes regarding its products.

5) All contracts and privacy policies between BrightBytes and the district.

I ask that all fees be waived for this request as I am a journalist (examples of my work can be found at and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Todd Feathers

From: Shelby County Schools

Hi Todd,

Thank you for reaching out with your request.

We ask that you use the District’s Open Records portal to submit your request to ensure the appropriate team receives the inquiry and can respond in a timely manner.

You can submit the request:

SCS Media Relations


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