|Submitted||Dec. 28, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
I am requesting all documentation between Florida Atlantic University and the U.S. Department of Education for civil rights violations.
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.
This is the Department's acknowledgment of your request for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552. Your request was forwarded to the primary responsible office(s) for action.
Any future correspondence or questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA Public Liaison at 202-401-8365 or
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 28, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #17-00618-F.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Can you please advise on the status of my FOIA request? My tracking number 17-00618-F is not listed on the status of the Department of Education website.
Dear Thomas Whatley,
This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject FOIA request: 17-00618-F.
Conducting Search for responsive records. Once the search for responsive records has been completed the status will be updated accordingly. In the interim, you can monitor the status of your request via the Department’s FOIA Web page below:
Unfortunately we do not have a specific completion time available. We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want to handle it as soon as possible but we must process all FOIA request in their order of receipt. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education FOIA Service Center!
ED FOIA Manager
FOIA Service Center
400 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20202
202-401-8365 - Hotline
202-401-0920 – Fax
Good afternoon. I hope this email finds you well. Your FOIA request has been assigned to my team to process. In order to make sure we provide you with the information you request, can you please define what you mean by, "all documentation between Florida Atlantic University and the U.S. Department of Education for civil rights violations". Are your referring to a specific time period, and what type of documentation would you like to receive. For example are you requesting letters between the two entities. Any specific information you can provide to help us narrow or understand exactly what you desire to receive will help facilitate a quicker processing of your inquiry.
April England-Albright, Esq.
Supervisory General Attorney
Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights, Region IV
61 Forsyth Street, Suite 19T10
Atlanta, Georgia 30303