DeVos/Sessions Correspondence Concerning Transgender Student Guidance

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the U.S. Department of Education of the United States of America.
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From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all correspondence, written or electronic, exchanged between Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (including any of her office's staff) and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (including any of his office's staff) concerning a "Dear Colleague" letter about the treatment of transgender students in public schools that was sent in May 2016. A copy of that letter can be found at this link:

The requested records include any emails, documents, or other forms of correspondence exchanged between the Department of Education and the U.S. Attorney General that pertains to the status, enforcement, and/or potential cancellation of the directives contained in the aforementioned "Dear Colleague" letter.

Please limit this request to records dated between January 20, 2017 and February 28, 2017.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

J.K. Trotter

From: Jones, Kim

This is the Department's acknowledgment of your request for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552. Your request was forwarded to the primary responsible office(s) for action.
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From: Darby, Linda

From: U.S. Department of Education

Dear Mr. Trotter;
Enclosed is an interim response letter for the above FOIA request.
Christie S.

From: U.S. Department of Education

Dear Mr. Trotter;
Enclosed is a final response letter for the above FOIA request.

Christie D. Swafford
Government Information Specialist
U.S.Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, 2W218-54
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 205-3691
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