Other (indicate in message) Submitted: October 30, 2019 | Updated: November 15, 2019

(October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

To whom it may concern,

I would like to make a public records request for following information for all employees of the following Tennessee public school districts for the current school year (August 2019 - May 2020):

Elizabethton City Schools, Greeneville City Schools, and Hawkins County Schools:

(1) Name
(2) Age
(3) Date of original employment
(4) Current position or work assignment
(5) Title
(6) Current salary
(7) Please include department heads and all of their direct reports.

Thank you for your assistance!

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.

Editor’s Note 10/30/19: Please note that the above request will be sent individually to each of the three school entities listed, creating “3 unique request statuses” to track within the request. We will post all replies / follow ups below, and as each entity completes their portion of the request, their status will be marked as “Completed”.

Once the request has been completed by all 3 entities, the overall request status will be marked as “Completed”.

Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!

Status: Follow up

Activity:

  • November 15, 2019 4:50 pm

    3 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 15, 2019, 4:50 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

     

    Good Afternoon Elizabethton City Schools,

     

    We’re following up] on this public records request sent on 11/6/19.

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and we will follow up again at that time if we have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 6, 2019, 1:03 PM
    subject: Records Request: (October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

     

    Good afternoon Elizabethton City Schools,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

     

    Message: “To whom it may concern,

     

    I would like to make a public records request for the following information for all employees of Elizabethton City Schools for the current school year (August 2019 – May 2020):

     

    (1) Name
    (2) Age
    (3) Date of original employment
    (4) Current position or work assignment
    (5) Title
    (6) Current salary
    (7) Please include department heads and all of their direct reports.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    **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.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • November 15, 2019 9:59 am

    4 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Giordano, Lawrence F.” <[email protected]>
    cc:[email protected]” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 15, 2019, 4:14 PM
    subject: Re: Email Record Request to Hawkins County Schools received Nov. 6, 2019

     

    Good afternoon Lawrence,

     

    Thank you, we appreciate your response! We’ve noted what you’ve said here on our site and will mark your client’s request as “Denied”.

     

    Have a good weekend,
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Giordano, Lawrence F. <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    cc:[email protected]” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 15, 2019, 9:59 AM
    subject: Email Record Request to Hawkins County Schools received Nov. 6, 2019

     

    Dear “sunshinerequest.com”:

     

    Your recent email to the Hawkins County, Tennessee school system dated November 6, 2019, has been forwarded by our client to this law firm for response. Please direct all future correspondence concerning this issue to the undersigned.

     

    Our review of your request indicates that fails to comply with virtually any aspect of either the Tennessee Open Records Act (Tenn. Code Ann. §10-7-503, et seq.) or my client’s corresponding Board Policy governing record requests. Most notably, though not exclusively, Tennessee law does not require records to be produced in response to requests from anonymous intermediary entities from other states. Accordingly, this email request for documents is denied.

     

    If you have any concerns or questions please contact me at the address shown below.

     

    With best regards,
    Lawrence F. Giordano

     


    Lawrence F. Giordano Attorney at Law
    Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C..
    620 Market St., 5th Floor | P.O. Box 2425 | Knoxville, TN 37901
    Tel: 865-541-5229 | Fax: 865-523-6529
    Web Page | My Bio

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 6, 2019, 1:03 PM
    subject: Records Request: (October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

     

    Good afternoon Hawkins County Schools,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

     

    Message: “To whom it may concern,

     

    I would like to make a public records request for the following information for all employees of Hawkins County Schools for the current school year (August 2019 – May 2020):

     

    (1) Name
    (2) Age
    (3) Date of original employment
    (4) Current position or work assignment
    (5) Title
    (6) Current salary
    (7) Please include department heads and all of their direct reports.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    **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.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • November 14, 2019 2:51 pm

    5 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Melissa Batson <[email protected]>
    cc: Jeania Luttrell <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 14, 2019, 2:51 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

     

    Good afternoon Melissa,

     

    Thank you for your assistance and for providing that information! We are based out of Asheville, NC.

     

    We have marked this request as “Completed” on our site and have noted all the information you’ve provided. If the original sender of this request wishes to reach out to you directly then they should feel free to do so.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Melissa Batson <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Jeania Luttrell <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 9, 2019, 5:32 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

     

    To Whom It May Concern,

     

    Thank you for your email. TCA 10-7-503 states that records are open for personal inspection to TN Citizens and not groups or corporations. If a TN Citizen wishes to inspect public records, then that citizen should submit a Government issued photo ID that includes their address in order for us to verify they are a citizen of the state of TN.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Melissa Batson

    Chief Human Resources Officer | Greeneville City Schools

    129 West Depot Street, Greeneville TN 37743

    P.O. Box 1420, Greeneville TN 37744

    Phone: 423.787.0976 | Fax: 423-787-8048

    www.gcschools.net

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Nov 6, 2019, 1:03 PM
    subject: Records Request: (October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

     

    Good afternoon Greeneville City Schools,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (October 2019) Request for Tennessee Public Schools employee data: current school year

     

    Message: “To whom it may concern,

     

    I would like to make a public records request for the following information for all employees of Greeneville City Schools for the current school year (August 2019 – May 2020):

     

    (1) Name
    (2) Age
    (3) Date of original employment
    (4) Current position or work assignment
    (5) Title
    (6) Current salary
    (7) Please include department heads and all of their direct reports.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    **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.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • October 30, 2019 10:49 am

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending