February 5, 2017

Open records request – Bibb County Schools (GA), Adult Education — Updated with reply then *Updated with final reply (they don’t have the documents they should have)

Posted by D.A. King at 3:21 pm - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  
  • UPDATED with final response 16 February 2017 (they do not have the documents they are supposed to have).


6 February 2017

Director of Communications Stephanie Hartley

Bibb County School District

484 Mulberry Street Macon, GA 31201

(478) 765-8711



Re; Compliance with OCGA 50-36-1

Ms. Hartley,

Please regard this letter as my official request for public records under Georgia’s open records law.

According to information included in this news story from the Macon Telegraph, Bibb County Schools is administering Adult Education classes. Adult education is a public benefit under state law and is reserved for eligible recipients. The administration requirements for agencies that administer these public benefits are clear under OCGA 50-36-1.

I am familiar with the 1982 Plyler v Doe SCOTUS decision that mandates K-12 education regardless of immigration status and with the purpose of Title lll grants and their use for enrolled students and permitted project guidelines. I am also familiar with regulations that require compliance with state and local law in administration of these grants.

For the time period 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2016, Please send me copies of the following documents, which are required to be collected from applicants for public benefits. I understand that some of the information contained in these documents may be redacted.

1) Standardized, notarized affidavit from applicants for adult students for ESOL classes.

2 ) Secure and Verifiable ID offered to verify eligibility for Public Benefits.

3 ) Any documents that illustrate the original start date of the Bibb Schools Adult education classes described in the above mentioned news report.

4 ) Any document that will illustrate the total number of adults served in this program to 31 December 2016.

Please contact me with any questions.

Respectfully submitted,

D.A. King

Marietta, Ga. 30066


Update: First reply:

10:32 AM 6 Feb

Good morning,

Your Open Records Request is being shared here with our Chief Legal Counsel, Mr. Randy Howard. He will provide you with an update in response to your request. His email, should you have further questions or concerns, is randy.howard@bcsdk12.net.

Thank you,

Director of Communications
Bibb County School District
O: 478-765-8620
C: 478-952-1753