Public Records Request Log - Utah State Office of Education

Erik Peterson filed this request with the State Office of Education of Utah.


From: Erik Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act (“GRAMA”), I hereby request the following records:

A log of public records requests submitted to the State Office of Education that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is made in the process of academic research 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.


Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: Peterson, Mark

Dear Mr. Peterson:

Benjamin Rasmussen is the GRAMA officer at the Utah State Office of Education. I have forwarded your request to him. You should be hearing from him soon.

Mark Peterson | Public Relations Director | Utah State Office of Education
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From: Rasmussen, Benjamin

Mr. Peterson:

In response to your GRAMA request below, attached is a log of GRAMA requests received by the Utah State Office of Education this year. USOE has not previously kept such a log and is not required under GRAMA to create a record in response to a GRAMA request. Therefore, your request for records for 2004-15 is DENIED. If you wish to appeal this decision, your appeal should be made in writing, and within thirty (30) days to Sydnee Dickson, Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction, by e-mail at<>, or by mail at the address below. Please copy my office on any appeal. Should you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.


Ben Rasmussen
UPPAC Director and Special Advisor
Utah State Office of Education
250 E. 500 So.
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Tel.: (801) 538-7835
Fax: (801) 538-7768<>