Request Government Record: BOE Procedures to Address Petitions from the Public

Request to:
Department of Education
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Information not held
Summary of Request
The "Board procedures to address petitions from the public" described in Board of Education (BOE) Policy 400-1 #10 https://boe.hawaii.gov/policies/Board... These procedures should be available on the BOE webpage, "Board Processes and Procedures," but they're not. See: https://boe.hawaii.gov/policies/Pages...

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From Vanessa Ott (Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii)
Subject Records Request for Department of Education: Request Government Record: BOE Procedures to Address Petitions from the Public [#1147]
Date May 19, 2024, 6:04 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.
The "Board procedures to address petitions from the public" described in Board of Education (BOE) Policy 400-1 #10 https://boe.hawaii.gov/policies/Board... These procedures should be available on the BOE webpage, "Board Processes and Procedures," but they're not. See: https://boe.hawaii.gov/policies/Pages...
[... Show complete request text] Vanessa Ott (Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii)
From Employment Records – Department of Education
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Request Government Record: BOE Procedures to Address Petitions from the Public [#1147]
Date May 21, 2024, 8:26 a.m.
Status Awaiting response

Aloha Vanessa, Are you looking for an employment verification? If so, our office will be glad to assist you with completing your verification. However, it is our Department's procedure that before we can release any personal data, that we receive the request in writing with the *employee's signature* authorizing the release of this information. Please send the above by using one of the following methods: 1. Emailing your request (attaching your signature and/or documents to be completed) to: <<email address>> OR 2. Mailing your signed request and/or documents to be completed to: State of Hawaii Department of Education Certificated Transactions - Attn: Certificated Records P. O. Box 2360 Honolulu, HI 96804 Mahalo, Employee Records and Transactions Section Email: <<email address>> On Tue, May 21, 2024 at 7:51 AM Hawai‘i State DOE < <name and email address> > wrote: > Aloha, > > Forwarding email below. > > Mahalo, > > <https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/> > > Hawai‘i State Department of Education > Communications Branch > > P: (808) 784-6200 | F: (808) 586-3234 > > www.HawaiiPublicSchools.org <http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/> | Ho'oha'aheo > Newsletter > <http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/Vi... > > <https://www.facebook.com/HIDOE808> <https://twitter.com/HIDOE808> > <https://www.instagram.com/hawaiipubli...: > https://www.linkedin.com/company/hawa...] > <https://www.linkedin.com/company/hawa...: > https://vimeo.com/hidoe] <https://vimeo.com/hidoe> > > > ---------- Forwarded message --------- > From: Vanessa Ott < <name and email address> > > Date: Sun, May 19, 2024 at 6:04 PM > Subject: Records Request for Department of Education: Request Government > Record: BOE Procedures to Address Petitions from the Public [#1147] > To: < <name and email address> > > > > Aloha, > > Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following > records in electronic format sent to my email address. > > The "Board procedures to address petitions from the public" described in > Board of Education (BOE) Policy 400-1 #10 > https://boe.hawaii.gov/policies/Board... > > These procedures should be available on the BOE webpage, "Board Processes > and Procedures," but they're not. See: > https://boe.hawaii.gov/policies/Pages... > > Mahalo, > > Vanessa Ott > Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii > > ******************************************************************************** > 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. > > ******************************************************************************** >
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  1. 2 months agoMay 21, 2024, 8:27 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Education.
From Vanessa Ott (Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii)
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Request Government Record: BOE Procedures to Address Petitions from the Public [#1147]
Date June 1, 2024, 5:12 a.m.
To Department of Education

Dear Sir or Madam, I still have not received the government record I requested. I asked for the Board procedures to address petitions from the public as referenced in BOE Policy 400-1 #10. The DOE responded by sending me a bunch of information about obtaining employee records. I am still waiting for the information I requested. Monday, June 3, 2024 is the tenth business day since I sent my request. Sincerely yours Vanessa Ott
  1. 1 month, 3 weeks agoJune 1, 2024, 5:12 a.m.: Vanessa Ott (Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii) sent a message to Department of Education.
From Vanessa Ott (Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii)
Subject Re: Records Request for Department of Education: Request Government Record: BOE Procedures to Address Petitions from the Public [#1147]
Date June 5, 2024, 2:34 p.m.
To Department of Education

Aloha, My UIPA request "Request Government Record: BOE Procedures to Address Petitions from the Public" (05/19/2024) was not answered in the time defined by HAR 2-71-13. I am not asking that any information be parsed or collated. Board Policy 400-1(10) makes it clear that these procedures are supposed to exist. These policies either exist or they do not. There would be nothing to redact. Please send me the BOE procedures to address petitions from the public as soon as possible. Mahalo, Vanessa Ott
  1. 1 month, 2 weeks agoJune 5, 2024, 2:34 p.m.: Vanessa Ott (Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii) sent a message to Department of Education.
From Office of Information Practices – Department of Education
Subject Re: Request for Assistance to Access Records (U RFA-P 24-100)
Date June 21, 2024
Status Request resolved
Attachments

The scanned letter from OIP informs Requester that request is denied because the procedures don't exist. OIP response (1) is misleading because the request was not partially granted because testimony is not a procedure that addresses public petitions when Board of Education Chairs will not add items to agendas requested by public petition. (1) "DOE granted in part and denied in part the request, explaining that the Board of Education (BOE) does not have specific procedures to address petitions from the public, but that BOE 'accepts public testimony for its meetings and welcomes information from the public, whether presented to the Board as a whole or to individual members'," OIP response (2) is inaccurate because the DOE has not responded as of this writing. The DOE responded to the OIP but not the requester. (2) "Because DOE has now responded to you in writing in the manner required by section 2-71-14, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), OIP will close this Request for Assistance file."
  1. 1 month agoJune 21, 2024, 11:11 a.m.: Vanessa Ott (Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii) added a reply that was received via snail mail.
  2. 1 month agoJune 21, 2024, 11:11 a.m.: Vanessa Ott (Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii) published an attachment on request Request Government Record: BOE Procedures to Address Petitions from the Public.
  3. 1 month agoJune 21, 2024, 11:13 a.m.: Vanessa Ott (Citizen of the United States of America and State of Hawaii) set status to 'Information not held'.