|Submitted||July 9, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
According to the Gaggle website, this school district has used its company’s services (https://www.gaggle.net/success-stories/). Therefore, I hereby request the following documents:
* Any documents associated with the purchase of Gaggle services for the school district. These documents may include contracts, grant applications, payment forms, payment orders, service agreements, and terms of service.
* The total number of students in the school district that have been flagged for “signs of self-harm, depression, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, cyberbullying, unhealthy relationships, and credible threats of violence against others.”
* The number of students that have been flagged for each respective warning sign category listed above.
* Any school district emails that discuss disciplinary action (like detention or suspension) or an administrative response (like removing the student from class, or contacting the school guidance counselor, Child Protective Services, or the police) to student behavior on Gaggle.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).
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 10 business days.
The Wausau School District has received your request for documents
pertaining to the services provided by Gaggle. The Wausau School District
understands this request was made pursuant to Wisconsin Open Records Act.
Attached you will find:
Non-Binding Letter of Intent (Archiving Services, Safety Management for
Gaggle Contract for Services (Speak Up, Safety Management for Google)
Gaggle Quote #45190 (Speak Up, Safety Management for Google
Invoice (Speak Up, Safety Management for Google, Archiving)
Our contract with Gaggle does not provide for holistic reporting by
students. Gaggle provides the Wausau School District with reporting by
three Categories; Violations, Questionable Content, and Possible Student
Situations. The results for the 2018-2019 School Year are as follows:
Violations - 1,189
Questionable Content - 489
Possible Student Situations - 51
All emails as a result of Gaggle notifications are considered behavioral
records and protected by FERPA. Given the protected status of student
behavioral records, the request to provide *"Any school district emails
that discuss disciplinary action (like detention or suspension) or an
administrative response (like removing the student from class, or
contacting the school guidance counselor, Child Protective Services, or the
police)to student behavior on Gaggle." **will not be met*.
Director of Technology & Media Services
Wausau School District
*"Moving Forward Together"*
Instructional Help Line 21212
Technical Help Line 31313
This is a staff email account managed by Wausau School District. This
email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error please notify the sender.
*Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools*
*Wausau School District*