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From: Mr Joe
Dear Tuakau College,
I am writing to formally request the following information under the provisions of the Official Information Act (OIA):
A tabulated breakdown of incident types, categorised by student year level, for the year 2023 to date, as well as for the following years:
A tabulated breakdown of incident types, categorised by school house, for the year 2023 to date, as well as for the following years:
This data can be readily accessed through your Kamar software under the "Reporting > Statistics > Pastoral" section. As specified: https://www.kamar.nz/reporting/statistic...
Your prompt attention to this request is greatly appreciated. I look forward to your timely response.
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As required by s13(c) of the Act, if this request “has not been made … to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority”, it is your duty to give reasonable assistance to me to direct my request to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority.
Further to the above statutory requirement, under s14 of the Act, if the information I seek is either not held or you believe it is more closely connected with another department or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or of a local authority you shall promptly, and in any case not later than 10 working days after the day on which the request is received, transfer the request to the other department or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or to that local authority, AND inform me accordingly.
As required under s15A of the Act, if you believe that a time extension is warranted for this request, you must under ss15A(2),(3) and (4) give notice to me of this extension within 20 working days after the day on which my request was received. In that notice, you should state; the period of the extension, give reasons for the extension and remind me of my right to complain to the Ombudsman under s28(3). Finally, the extension must be for a reasonable time, having regards to the circumstances.
As required by s18B of the Act, you must consider consulting me before refusing my request under the provisions of ss18(e) and (f) which relate to a document not being able to be found or existing or where substantial collation and research would be required for my current request.
As required by s19(a)(i), you must provide reasons if you refuse any parts of this request.
I will, if required, complain to the Ombudsman, as is my right under s28(3) of the Act, if any of the above statutory requirements on you are not complied with. Further to this, if your reply is not “as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 20 working days after the day on which the request is received” as required under s15(1) of the Act, I will also complain to the Ombudsman.
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From: Mr Joe
Dear Tuakau College,
I wish to bring to your attention a potential misinterpretation; be aware that I require data broken down for each year (e.g., 2021), this is not clear in the original request. As another school has misunderstood.
Please also note that according to the Official Information Act 1982, the 'Act,' you are legally obligated to respond to this request at the earliest opportunity and no later than 20 working days after receiving it (unless an extension is granted, subject to criteria outlined in the 'Act'), this is calculated to be November 28, 2023
I acknowledge that schools may encounter administrative resource challenges. Based on my experience, response times vary significantly among different schools. While some schools manage to respond within 4 hours, others may exceed the 20 working days without seeking an extension. It is only lawful to utilise the full 20 working days if the response is carried out 'as soon as reasonably possible.'
Deliberate delays are not permissible. Any unlawful attempts or misconduct will be promptly and unequivocally reported to your local Ministry of Education office or the Office of the Ombudsman.
From: Chris Betty
Kia ora Mr Joe
Please find attached the requested information through the OIA.
Chris Betty P: (09) 236 8521
Principal M: [email address]
Tuakau College W: www.tuakaucollege.com
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