Contract or Grant for for Cool School Game

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the grant or contract under which Cool School Game ( was developed. From the site's about page:

> FMCS is an independent agency of the United States government, founded in 1947, which provides mediation services to industry, community and government agencies worldwide. One of its most common tasks is to help to mediate labor disputes around the country. The genesis of Cool School began with a mission from FMCS to create a video game that would teach children the benefits of resolving conflicts. Teaming up with F.J. Lennon and Realtime Associates, FMCS provided the initial funding and support to bring Cool School: Where Peace Rules to life.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Morisy

From: Bartlett Mike

Michael Morisy
MuckRock News

Dear Mr. Morisy:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of April 23, 2014, in which you seek a copy of the grant or contract under which Cool School Game was developed.

The initial contract to fund Cool School was entered into in 2002, and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) funding ceased after 2007. FMCS no longer has any records responsive to your request.

Since a "no records" response is considered an "adverse decision," you have the right to appeal this decision. The attached regulation describes the procedures for filing any such appeal.


Michael J. Bartlett
Chief FOIA Officer

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