Other (indicate in message) Submitted: April 3, 2019 | Updated: August 19, 2019

Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses

Hello.

I see that there was a request, and an accounting, for the salaries of all employees of Asheville City Schools. I believe those were just the base salaries. I would like to request the bonuses received by all Central Office employees and Administrators in the system. I would like to see these by year, and for the last 6 years please.

Thank you so much.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

04/03/19 Editor’s Note to sender:

We believe the request above is referring to a line in the message body of some of the requests (below). A couple of these included the line,“As noted in NCGS Chapter 126, Article 7, the term “salary” includes pay, benefits, incentives, bonuses, and deferred and all other forms of compensation paid by the employing entity”. These requests have all been completed:

1. (Completed) Asheville City Schools – All employee salaries
2. (Completed) Asheville City Schools Central Office salary records
3. (Completed) Asheville City School District principal and assistant principal salaries
4. (Completed) Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools district office employees

Based on this information, we’ve revised the new request (at top) to include what we think the requester is trying to say. The request sent to AVL City Schools this week will be as follows:

Subject: Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses

Message: “Hello. I saw that you recently completed several requests for salary info. for all ACS Employees. I believe the results of those requests just contained base salary info. As noted in NCGS Chapter 126, Article 7, the term “salary” includes pay, benefits, incentives, bonuses, and deferred and all other forms of compensation paid by the employing entity.

I would like to request to know all the bonuses received by all Central Office Employees and all Administrators in the ACS school system. I would like to see this salary info. broken down by year (from the last 6 years to present, 04/03/19).

Thank you so much for your help!

Editor’s Note: 04/23/19 – We received an additional follow up request related to the above “Completed” request. For this reason, we have “reopened” the above request, and will follow up with ACS this week. The message will be as follows:

Message: ” Hi- In reading this past request (see below), I notice that it was not answered with the document provided and so request that it be reopened for follow up. The document from ACS does not include complete “yearly base salary” nor complete “total salary cost” data for all of the employees listed, does not designate which employees are considered central office or administration, and does not include the six years of bonuses requested. It seems that there is deliberate opaque or incomplete presentation of this public information. Thank you for your help!
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Subject: Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses

Message: “Hello. I saw that you recently completed several requests for salary info. for all ACS Employees. I believe the results of those requests just contained base salary info. As noted in NCGS Chapter 126, Article 7, the term “salary” includes pay, benefits, incentives, bonuses, and deferred and all other forms of compensation paid by the employing entity.

I would like to request to know all the bonuses received by all Central Office Employees and all Administrators in the ACS school system. I would like to see this salary info. broken down by year (from the last 6 years to present, 04/03/19).

Thank you so much for your help! “

Status: Follow up

Activity:

  • August 19, 2019 1:38 pm

    3 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 19, 2019, 1:38 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Good afternoon Terrence,

     

    We wanted to check in and follow up on this request to see if there was any update?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 31, 2019 2:36 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 31, 2019, 2:36 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Good afternoon Terrence,

     

    We appreciate your email from a month ago about the transition period and how you’ll have this information to us ASAP. We just wanted to check in again and follow up to see if there was any update?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 17, 2019 2:57 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 17, 2019, 2:57 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Terrence,

     

    We appreciate your email from two weeks ago about the transition period and how you’ll have this information to us ASAP. We just wanted to check in again and follow up to see if there was any update?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 27, 2019 1:47 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 27, 2019, 1:47 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Good Afternoon:

     

    I hope all is well. We are in a transition period with our Superintendent. We will have this information to you as soon as possible.

     

    Thanks!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 27, 2019 12:37 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 27, 2019, 12:37 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Good afternoon Terrence,

     

    This is our sixth follow up in the last 2 months asking for your acknowledgement of the additional clarification on this request that we sent back on April 24th. The request this is all related to is titled “Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses” and can be found here: http://sunshinerequest.com/records_request/asheville-city-schools-admin-central-office-bonuses/

     

    Is there an estimate you can provide on when you think this will be completed? If so, we will plan to follow up around that time instead of sending these follow ups every week.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 19, 2019 4:57 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 19, 2019, 4:57 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Good afternoon Terrence,

     

    We haven’t heard back from you about the additional clarification on this request that we sent back on April 24th. The request this is all related to is titled “Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses” and can be found here: http://sunshinerequest.com/records_request/asheville-city-schools-admin-central-office-bonuses/

     

    Is there an estimate you can provide on when you think this will be completed? If so, we will plan to follow up around that time instead of sending these follow ups every week.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 12, 2019 3:53 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 12, 2019, 3:53 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Good afternoon Terrence,

     

    We just wanted to follow up again to our additional clarification on this request that we sent to you back on April 24th. The request this is all related to is titled “Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses” and can be found here: http://sunshinerequest.com/records_request/asheville-city-schools-admin-central-office-bonuses/

     

    Is there an estimate you can provide on when you think this will be completed? If so, we will plan to follow up around that time.

     

    Thank you so much!
    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 31, 2019 12:49 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: May 31, 2019, 12:49 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Good afternoon Terrence,

     

    We just wanted to follow up again to our additional clarification on this request that we sent to you back on April 24th. The request this is all related to is titled “Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses” and can be found here: http://sunshinerequest.com/records_request/asheville-city-schools-admin-central-office-bonuses/

     

    Thank you so much!
    Have a good weekend,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 17, 2019 12:38 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: May 17, 2019, 12:38 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Good afternoon Terrence,

     

    We just wanted to follow up again to our additional clarification on this request that we sent to you back on April 24th. The request this is all related to is titled “Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses” and can be found here: http://sunshinerequest.com/records_request/asheville-city-schools-admin-central-office-bonuses/

     

    Thank you so much!
    Have a good weekend,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 8, 2019 2:59 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: May 8, 2019, 2:59 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Good afternoon Terrence,

     

    We just wanted to follow up to our additional clarification on this request that we sent to you back on April 24th. The request this is all related to is titled “Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses” and can be found here: http://sunshinerequest.com/records_request/asheville-city-schools-admin-central-office-bonuses/

     

    Thank you so much!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 24, 2019 1:40 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 24, 2019, 1:40 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schoolsz

     

    Good afternoon Terrence,

     

    Hope you’re doing well! We received a follow up request asking for additional clarification relating to this particular request. For reference, this request is titled Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses and is located here: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/asheville-city-schools-admin-central-office-bonuses/

     

    For this reason, we have reopened the request and will again mark as “completed” once clarification has been provided. Here are the new details sent in by the requestor:

     

    Follow Up Message: “Hi – In reading this past request (see below), I notice that it was not answered with the document provided and so I’d like to request that it be reopened for follow up.

     

    The document from ACS does not include complete “yearly base salary” nor complete “total salary cost” data for all of the employees listed, does not designate which employees are considered central office or administration, and does not include the six years of bonuses requested. It seems that there is deliberate opaque or incomplete presentation of this public information. Thank you for your help!

    ——————————————————

    Subject: Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses

     

    Message: “Hello. I saw that you recently completed several requests for salary info. for all ACS Employees. I believe the results of those requests just contained base salary info. As noted in NCGS Chapter 126, Article 7, the term “salary” includes pay, benefits, incentives, bonuses, and deferred and all other forms of compensation paid by the employing entity.

     

    I would like to request to know all the bonuses received by all Central Office Employees and all Administrators in the ACS school system. I would like to see this salary info. broken down by year (from the last 6 years to present, 04/03/19).

     

    Thank you so much for your help!”

     

    ** Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive. We acknowledge the ACS record process, as provided by Dr. Patterson on a previous Sunshine Request in March 2018.

     

    “ 1. Even though the public records law and personnel information law do not specifically require ACS to email public records, we will email public information upon request. If an issue arises regarding a specific response, we are more than willing to discuss that with you.

     

    2. As you know, the public records law does not require any public entity to create documents or answer questions. Please make sure that everyone using your service is aware of this. Please know that Asheville City Schools does its best to respond to questions and concerns from parents and members of the public. We prefer to speak with individuals and establish positive relationships. This will allow everyone to have a dialogue and understand important aspects of any concerns or issues. We encourage that individuals contact us directly with questions.”

     

    Thank you Terrence!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 22, 2019 5:12 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2019, 5:12 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Terrence,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! We have marked as complete.

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • April 22, 2019 12:28 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2019, 12:28 PM
    subject: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Dear Sunshine Request,

     

    I hope all is well. This is a response on behalf of Dr. Denise Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools.

     

    Asheville City Schools has received your public records request. In accordance with North Carolina General Statutes § 115C-320 and based on the information you have requested, I have linked the following information about the ACS-Admin/Central Office Bonuses.

     

    We will continue to review and fully respond to public records requests to the extent permitted by North Carolina General Statutes § 115C-320.

     

    Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or if I can be of any further assistance.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. Terrence McAllister, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file “20190422121322494” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 10, 2019 11:17 am

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>,
    Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 10, 2019, 11:17 AM
    subject: Records Request: Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses

     

    Good morning Asheville City Schools,

     

    We received a request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office. Here’s the URL: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/asheville-city-schools-admin-central-office-bonuses/

     

    Here are the details sent by the requester:

     

    Subject: Asheville City Schools – Admin / Central Office bonuses

     

    Message:
    “Hello. I saw that you recently completed several requests for salary info for all ACS Employees. I believe the results of those requests just contained base salary info. As noted in NCGS Chapter 126, Article 7, the term “salary” includes pay, benefits, incentives, bonuses, and deferred and all other forms of compensation paid by the employing entity.I would like to request to know all the bonuses received by all Central Office Employees and all Administrators in the ACS school system. I would like to see this salary info. broken down by year (from the last 6 years to present, 04/03/19).Thank you so much for your help!”

     

    Have a great day!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 3, 2019 3:13 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending