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FOIA Responses

To view each year's FOIA Responses please click on the tabs below!

January 2024 - June 2024

Name of Requestor

Date Completed

Item Requested


Bristow Marchant 1/5/2024

Any and all emails from school board members related to the English department at Chapin High School during the 2023 calendar year

FOIA Response

Ian Grenier 1/11/2024

All bills, purchase orders, receipts and spending records associated with the District Five Board of Trustees' September 15, 2023 board retreat, or other board activities that day, at the Saluda Shoals Park/River Center
Melissa Rabon 1/12/2024

A complete list of names, addresses and email addresses of all your parents and guardians with children enrolled in the district in kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2023/2024 school year

School District Five is generally prohibited from releasing personally identifiable information about students pursuant to a federal law known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA"), without the consent of their parents. District policy JRA/JRA-R (Student Records), clarifies the District’s procedures in this regard by stating, "The district cannot release school records to any person or agency (employer, government agency, etc.) without the written consent of a student's parent."

“Personally identifiable information” includes “other information that, alone or in combination, is linked or linkable to a specific student that would allow a reasonable person in the school community, who does not have personal knowledge of the relevant circumstances, to identify the student with reasonable certainty;” or “information requested by a person who the educational agency or institution reasonably believes knows the identity of the student to whom the education record relates.” See 34 CFR § 99.3.

Additionally, the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act specifically excludes from disclosure “[i]nformation of a personal nature where the public disclosure thereof would constitute unreasonable invasion of personal privacy.” S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-40(a)(2).

Based on this information, we will not be able to fulfill this FOIA request. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Mary Wood 2/1/2024

Any and all electronic and written correspondence between district employees, the superintendent, community members, and school board members regarding any issues, including personnel issues, pertaining to Mary Wood as a teacher in District 5 and as a community member, beginning in January 2023 to the present date
Jennifer Rice 2/13/2024

Breakdown of choice students (kids zoned for Chapin or Dutch Fork) broken down by grade level at Irmo High School

Number of McKinney Vento students broken down by grade level
Michael Bishop 2/22/2024

The challenge form for “The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb” by Michael Burgan

Please be advised that this information can be found on School District Five's Challenged Materials website.