Composting

Request to:
Department of Education
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request partially successful
Refusal Reason
The original request had a very exorbitant cost estimate so I continued to narrow down my request to have it covered by an exemption.
Summary of Request
-Records of communication between the Department of Education and its employees and Okahara and Associates Inc. and their employees between January, 1 2016 and September 27, 2019 -Contracts between the Department of Education and Okahara and Associates Inc. between January 1, 2014 and September 27, 2019.

Messages in this request

From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Sept. 27, 2019, 3:37 p.m.
To Department of Education
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
-Records of communication between the Department of Education and its employees and Okahara and Associates Inc. and their employees between January, 1 2016 and September 27, 2019 -Contracts between the Department of Education and Okahara and Associates Inc. between January 1, 2014 and September 27, 2019.
[... Show complete request text] << Name Not Public >>
  1. 1 year, 6 months agoSept. 27, 2019, 3:37 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Education.
From Requester
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Oct. 11, 2019, 3:54 p.m.
Status Awaiting response

Hello, I just wanted to check on this as it has been 10 business days. Thanks, <<Name removed >> << Name removed >>
-----Original Message----- From: << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<email address>> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2019 3:37 PM To: <<email address>> Subject: Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. -Records of communication between the Department of Education and its employees and Okahara and Associates Inc. and their employees between January, 1 2016 and September 27, 2019 -Contracts between the Department of Education and Okahara and Associates Inc. between January 1, 2014 and September 27, 2019. Mahalo, << Name removed >> << Name removed >> << Name removed >>
  1. 1 year, 6 months agoOct. 11, 2019, 3:54 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Education.
  2. 1 year, 6 months agoOct. 14, 2019, midnight: This request became overdue
From Justin Takaki – Department of Education
Subject Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Oct. 28, 2019, 3:55 p.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

<< Name removed >> << Name removed >> , I am writing you this email in response to your request for records. Due to the scope of your request, the DOE is asking for a prepayment of $245 before continuing with the search/review process. The attached notice indicates the estimated time it will take to complete the search for and review of records. I have also included a mailing address below. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Justin Takaki Hawaii Department of Education Office of the Superintendent Mailing address: ATTN: Justin Takaki Hawaii Department of Education 1390 Miller Street, Room 305 Honolulu, HI 96813
-- This is a staff email account managed by Hawaii Department Of Education 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.
  1. 1 year, 5 months agoOct. 29, 2019, 8:40 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Education.
From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Oct. 29, 2019, 9:07 a.m.
To Department of Education

Hi Justin, Thanks for sending this over, would the $60 waiver work for just the contracts and not the emails? Thanks, <<Name removed >> << Name removed >>
  1. 1 year, 5 months agoOct. 29, 2019, 9:07 a.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Education.
From Justin Takaki – Department of Education
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Oct. 29, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

<< Name removed >> << Name removed >> , The notice was the estimate for the entire request. I'll need to double check with office staff that maintain the records to see how long it would take if they only search for the contracts. I will let you know after I confirm the search/review times. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Justin Takaki Hawaii Department of Education Office of the Superintendent On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 9:07 AM << Name removed >> << Name removed >> < <<email address> > wrote: > Hi Justin, > > Thanks for sending this over, would the $60 waiver work for just the > contracts and not the emails? > > Thanks, > << Name removed >> << Name removed >> > > > > > > > > ******************************************************************************** > This email was scanned by the Cisco IronPort Email Security System > contracted by the Hawaii Dept of Educa tion. If you receive suspicious/phish > email, forward a copy to <<email address>> This helps us > monitor suspicious/phish email getting thru. You will not receive a > response, but rest assured the information received will help to build > additional protection. > > ******************************************************************************** >
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  1. 1 year, 5 months agoOct. 29, 2019, 10:22 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Education.
From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Oct. 29, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
To Department of Education

Great, thanks!
  1. 1 year, 5 months agoOct. 29, 2019, 10:43 a.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Education.
From Justin Takaki – Department of Education
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Oct. 30, 2019, 1:50 p.m.

<< Name removed >> << Name removed >> , I checked in with the office staff that provided the initial estimate and they informed me that the search/review of contracts would be 3 hours for searching and another 3 hours for review. Taking into account the waiver of fees, the total amount in search/review fees will be $30. If you would like to prepay for the request, that amount would be $15. Please let me know if you will need an amended notice that reflects this change or if this email is sufficient. Thank you, Justin Takaki Hawaii Department of Education Office of the Superintendent On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 10:43 AM << Name removed >> << Name removed >> < <<email address> > wrote: > Great, thanks! > > > > > > > > ******************************************************************************** > This email was scanned by the Cisco IronPort Email Security System > contracted by the Hawaii Dept of Education. If you receive suspicious/phish > email, forward a copy to <<email address>> This helps us > monitor suspicious/phish email getting thru. You will not receive a > response, but rest assured the information received will help to build > additional protection. > > ******************************************************************************** >
-- This is a staff email account managed by Hawaii Department Of Education 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.
  1. 1 year, 5 months agoOct. 30, 2019, 1:51 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Education.
From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Oct. 30, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
To Department of Education

Hi Justin, Got it. Thanks for checking on that, what about if I narrowed the search down to only contracts between the Department of Education and Okahara and Associates Inc. between July 2018 and August 2019? Thanks, << Name removed >> << Name removed >>
  1. 1 year, 5 months agoOct. 30, 2019, 1:56 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Education.
From Justin Takaki – Department of Education
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Oct. 31, 2019, 9:02 a.m.

<< Name removed >> << Name removed >> , I'll ask the office staff that maintain the records to conduct a search/review using the dates you provided. If anything falls within that parameter, they will be reviewed for exempt material before access is provided. An updated notice will be provided that reflects the actual search/review time. If records are withheld or redacted, the notice will indicate the applicable statutes and the justifications. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Justin Takaki Hawaii Department of Education Office of the Superintendent On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 1:56 PM << Name removed >> << Name removed >> < <<email address> > wrote: > Hi Justin, > > Got it. Thanks for checking on that, what about if I narrowed the search > down to only contracts between the Department of Education and Okahara and > Associates Inc. between July 2018 and August 2019? > > Thanks, > << Name removed >> << Name removed >> > > > > > > > > ******************************************************************************** > This email was scanned by the Cisco IronPort Email Security System > contracted by the Hawaii Dept of Education. If you receive suspicious/phish > email, forward a copy to <<email address>> This helps us > monitor suspicious/phish email getting thru. You will not receive a > response, but rest assured the information received will help to build > additional protection. > > ******************************************************************************** >
-- This is a staff email account managed by Hawaii Department Of Education 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.
  1. 1 year, 5 months agoOct. 31, 2019, 9:02 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Education.
From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Oct. 31, 2019, 9:07 a.m.
To Department of Education

Hi Justin, Thanks for working with me on this! I appreciate it! Thanks, << Name removed >>
  1. 1 year, 5 months agoOct. 31, 2019, 9:07 a.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Education.
From Justin Takaki – Department of Education
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Composting [#237]
Date Nov. 8, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Attachments

<< Name removed >> << Name removed >> , Please find attached a notice that responds to your request for records. I have also attached a file containing all of the responsive records. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Justin Takaki Hawaii Department of Education Office of the Superintendent On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 9:07 AM << Name removed >> << Name removed >> < <<email address>> wrote: > Hi Justin, > > Thanks for working with me on this! I appreciate it! > > Thanks, > << Name removed >> > > > > > > > > ******************************************************************************** > This email was scanned by the Cisco IronPort Email Security System > contracted by the Hawaii Dept of Education. If you receive suspicious/phish > email, forward a copy to <<email address>> This helps us > monitor suspicious/phish email getting thru. You will not receive a > response, but rest assured the information received will help to build > additional protection. > > ******************************************************************************** >
-- This is a staff email account managed by Hawaii Department Of Education 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.
  1. 1 year, 5 months agoNov. 8, 2019, 2:40 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Education.
  2. 1 year, 4 months agoDec. 1, 2019, 7:19 p.m.: Department of Education answered partially, but denied access to all information on the grounds of The original request had a very exorbitant cost estimate so I continued to narrow down my request to have it covered by an exemption..
  3. 6 months agoOct. 13, 2020, midnight: << Name Not Public >> made the request 'Composting' public.
  4. 6 months agoOct. 13, 2020, midnight: << Name Not Public >> published an attachment on request Composting.
  5. 6 months agoOct. 13, 2020, midnight: << Name Not Public >> published an attachment on request Composting.
  6. 6 months agoOct. 13, 2020, midnight: << Name Not Public >> published an attachment on request Composting.