February 19, 2017

IERB attachment to complaint: Whitfield County Schools

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Immigration Enforcement Review Board

19 February 2017

Attachment to complaint: Whitfield County Schools

Multiple violations OCGA 50-36-1


A quick inspection of the Whitfield County Schools reveals that they are conducting Adult Education classes. Several emails from Anna Bello at that office confirm that fact. I attach one below.

A Mr. Eric Beavers at the same office has replied to my open records request, and I also attach his message. He admits that his office has none of the documents required to verify the eligibility mandated in OCGA 50-36-1 of the adult individuals they are spending tax money to educate.

I request enforcement action and that the IERB forward this information to the state Attorney General’s office for separate investigation and enforcement action.

Below is the text of my recent open records request to Whitfield County Schools and the reply from that office.

25 January 2017

Open records request
Whitfield County Schools

Compliance with state Public Benefits law
Re; OCGA 50-36-1
Mr. Eric Beavers
Communications Specialist
Whitfield County Schools
P.O. Box 2167
Dalton, GA 30722-2167
Phone: (706) 217-6724
Mr. Beavers,

Please regard this as my official request for public records under Georgia’s open records law.
Please send me copies of any and all state required verification documents, including applications, affidavits and Secure and Verifiable ID associated with the calendar years 2015 and 2016 administration of the adult education for English language classes conducted by Whitfield County Schools, including the Adult English Class for ESOL Parents conducted at Varnell, Antioch, Pleasant Grove and Dug Gap schools.

Please also include any document that illustrates the original start date of these adult education classes.

Please contact me with any questions. I hope for an electronic response.
Thank you,
D.A. King
Marietta, Ga. 30066

UPDATED January 26, 2017
To: D.A. King
Re; OPEN RECORDS REQUEST January 26, 2017 1:38 PM

“Dear Mr. King,
To the extent we understand the records you have described, the District has no records responsive to your request. To the extent that you seek records that may be related to the program that you reference those records would be exempt from production pursuant to O.C.G.A. section 50-18-72(a)(37).
2017-01-25 0:28 GMT-05:00 D.A. KING :

Eric Beavers – Communications Specialist
Whitfield County Schools
w: (706) 217-6724 • c: (706) 980-7447”

And, email from Anna Bello

Good morning ****

I was told that you needed the times and places where I offer Adult English Class for ESOL Parents. The following is my schedule:

Monday = Varnell 9-11am
Tuesday = Antioch 8-10 am
Wednesday = Pleasant Grove 10-12 am
Friday = Dug Gap 12:30-2:30 pm

Please call me if you have any questions.
Thank you

Ana M. Bello
T III Parent Involvement Coordinator
Cell: 706-980-1702

End of complaint attachment.

Thank you,

D.A. King