Discipline of students over personal grooming and styling

Cody C made this Official Information request to Feilding High School

The request was refused by Feilding High School.

From: Cody C

Dear Feilding High School,

I am requesting any and all information held by Feilding High School in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 for the following points. You normally have 20 working days to respond to this request, as required by law.

* Any rules regarding students personal grooming and / or styling
* What legal basis Feilding High School has for implementing these rules (if applicable)
* Any notes, meetings, documents, legal consultations or other relevant details that occurred as a result of the recent court case regarding students personal grooming and / or styling at a different school (if applicable)
* How Feilding High School ensures that punishments are applied equally between both genders
* Details of any complaints made by students, parents or otherwise in relation to punishments (such as a suspension, stand down, in-school suspension or were sent home) handed down by the school for students personal grooming and / or styling
* Numbers of students that received a punishment (such as a suspension, stand down, in-school suspension or were sent home) as a result of their personal grooming and / or styling, broken down by gender, by month, for the past 5 years (or past 2 year, if this would be unreasonable)
* Numbers of days students that received a punishment (such as a suspension, stand down, in-school suspension or were sent home) were not attending school in their regular classes as a result of their personal grooming and / or styling, broken down by gender, by month, for the past 5 years (or past 2 year, if this would be unreasonable)

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the fyi.org.nz website. With regards to Section 12 of the Official Information Act, I am a New Zealand citizen and residing in New Zealand.

Yours faithfully,

Cody C

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From: Cody C

Dear Feilding High School,

I would like to remind you are legally required to respond to my Official Information Act request within 20 business days. I believe this request is now overdue.

Please respond immediately or this matter will be taken further to the Ombudsman.

Yours faithfully,

Cody C

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From: Cody C

Dear Feilding High School,

You are now long overdue a response under the Official Information Act. Please respond immediately or this will be referred to the Ombudsman for further action.

Yours faithfully,

Cody C

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Cody C left an annotation ()

I had forgotten about this one. It is now being handled by the Ombudsman.

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Oliver Lineham left an annotation ()

Unfortunately our outgoing mail logs only go back 7 days, but bounces/blocks/failures are logged much longer and I can't see any failures for the school's email address. The email address we are using is the same as is published on their website.

I'll charitably suggest the email is going into a spam folder or an unattended mailbox. If I were less charitable I'd suggest you are being ignored.

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