Hamilton County Schools email correspondence

Kyra Senese filed this request with the Department of Education of Tennessee.
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From: Kent Hoover

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Under the Tennessee Open Records Act, §10-7-503 et seq., we request that a copy of the following documents be provided:

Email correspondence, and all underlying documentation contained therein, between August 1, 2020, and the date this request is ultimately fulfilled sent to, from or copied to Dr. T. Nakia Towns containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: “reopen*”; AND “COVID*”; OR “coronavirus”

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform us first if the cost will exceed $100. However, the law allows you to impose a waiver or reduction of fees when information is sought in the public interest, as is the case for this request.

This information is in the public interest as coronavirus remains a threat to public health. The Tennessee Open Records Act requires a response time within seven days. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than this amount of time, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records. Please provide any responsive records in electronic format by email attachment, if at all possible.

For any documents that are withheld on the grounds of an exemption, privilege, or other reason, please justify each omission separately by reference to specific exemptions of the Act, and release all reasonably segregable portions of otherwise exempt material.

Include information contained in the material that otherwise would be considered non-­responsive to the specific request. We reserve the right to appeal any decisions.

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Kent Hoover

From: Department of Education


We have received the attached request from Kent Hoover. Thank you for this request. I acknowledge receipt of this request. Our open records policy<https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/legal/TDOE_Public_Records_Policy.pdf> requires requestors to submit proof of Tennessee residency before fulfilling a request. Could you please forward me a copy of your Tennessee driver’s license or valid Tennessee ID card? I will then proceed with your request. 

Thank you,

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Nat Larsen | Digital Media Specialist
Andrew Johnson Tower, 9th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243

From: Department of Education

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