Other (indicate in message) Submitted: August 30, 2019 | Updated: October 10, 2019

(August 2019) Request for BCS class numbers and specialist information through 09/28/19

Hello Buncombe County Schools,

Now that the 10 day count is over, I would like to make a public records request for the following:

1. I would like to know the average number of students in each grade level, at every elementary school in the county.

For example:

" Pisgah
k - average per teacher 13
1 - average per teacher 20 "

2. I would also like to know the total number of students at each school AND the number of specialist teachers (PE, Art, Music, Media) they are provided (please include the number of days if they are only part time).

Thank you for your assistance!

[Editor’s Note: The requestor indicated in the “Start Date” / “End Date” section of the form on our site that the timeline of information to be included in the request should be August 29, 2019 - September 28, 2019.]

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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • October 10, 2019 1:15 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 10, 2019, 1:15 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Request for BCS class numbers and specialist information through 09/28/19

     

    Good afternoon Stacia,

     

    That all makes sense and we’ve added your updates and documents. We will mark this request as complete.

     

    Thank you for your help,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • October 1, 2019 4:48 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 27, 2019, 4:48 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Request for BCS class numbers and specialist information through 09/28/19

     

    Hello-
    That sounds good- Please post the documents I have previously provided with a note requesting that clarification.

     

    I am happy to provide the documents they’ve asked for, but I can’t provide reports without clear direction and without knowing definitively if the data is what the requestor wants. Please also make a note that the requestor is welcome to contact my office directly to clarify the data that they are seeking.

     

    Thank you!
    Stacia Harris
    Director of Communications
    Buncombe County Schools
    Office: (828) 350-2261
    Cell: (828) 242-4409


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 25, 2019 3:49 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 25, 2019, 3:49 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Request for BCS class numbers and specialist information through 09/28/19

     

    Hi Stacia,

     

    Thank you for your reply!

     

    The requests on our site are sent to us anonymously. We do not have additional details to provide about the requests, other than what we receive from the sender. We will note your request for clarification on our site.

     

    If the original sender wishes to submit a new request and provide us with additional clarification at some point, we’ll be happy to send in the request at that time!
    ————

     

    RE: “I would also like to know the total number of students at each school AND the number of specialist teachers (PE, Art, Music, Media) they are provided (please include the number of days if they are only part time).”

     

    In order to continue processing the request, we will interpret on the sender’s behalf that “specialist teachers” should refer to any staff positions that would classify as “a specialist” (Ex: AIG specialist, other curriculum specialists etc.) and any positions related to a “specials” class (Ex: PE, Art, Music, Gardening).

     

    We believe that “media” should refer to a school’s “media specialist”.

     

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

     

    Thanks Stacia!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • September 19, 2019 2:20 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]erequest.com>
    date: Sep 19, 2019, 2:20 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Request for BCS class numbers and specialist information through 09/28/19

     

    Hi there-
    Attached is our ADM report.
    We don’t maintain any documents regarding average number of students per grade.
    Also, please note that I need clarification on which specialist teachers this requestor is referring to. Only PE, Art, Music? And by ‘media’ do they mean ‘media specialist’?
    Thank you!

     

    Stacia Harris
    Director of Communications
    Buncombe County Schools
    Office: (828) 350-2261
    Cell: (828) 242-4409
    “Wisdom begins in wonder.” — Socrates

     

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


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 19, 2019 12:43 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 19, 2019, 12:43 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Request for BCS class numbers and specialist information through 09/28/19

     

    Good afternoon Stacia,

     

    We just wanted to check in to make sure this request had been received and was being processed.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • September 3, 2019 4:13 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Stacia Harris <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 3, 2019, 4:13 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2019) Request for BCS class numbers and specialist information through 09/28/19

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Schools,

     

    We’ve received a request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office. If you could please give us a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we can plan on following up again around that time.

     

    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.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2019) Request for BCS class numbers and specialist information through 09/28/19

     

    Message:
    “Hello Buncombe County Schools,

     

    Now that the 10 day count is over, I would like to make a public records request for the following:

     

    1. I would like to know the average number of students in each grade level, at every elementary school in the county.

     

    For example:

     

    ” Pisgah
    k – average per teacher 13
    1 – average per teacher 20 ”

     

    2. I would also like to know the total number of students at each school AND the number of specialist teachers (PE, Art, Music, Media) they are provided (please include the number of days if they are only part time).

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    [Editor’s Note: The requestor indicated in the “Start Date” / “End Date” section of the form on our site that the timeline of information to be included in the request should be August 29, 2019 – September 28, 2019.]”

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • August 30, 2019 10:30 am

    5 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending