HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-207

Requested Information
I am requesting all emails to and from Board of Education members referring to the HCPSS employee day care program from 09/2018 to present.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Following discussions to narrow emails to exclude those regarding personal use/experience with the program to reduce review and redaction time, and only produce those containing discussions specifically regarding costs, rent, budget and space/placement of the Public School Employees' Child Development Program (PSECDP) please find attached such emails to or from Board of Education members between September 2018 and this request. Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which restricts access to student records, and MPIA GP § 4-313, which prevents disclosure of school district records pertaining to individual students, we have redacted information that could reveal individual student information from the responsive records. In addition to redacting sections unresponsive as information about personal experience, under MPIA GP § 4-330, we have redacted sociological information where it contains personal phone numbers, addresses, or has the potential to pose a risk to individual privacy. Under MPIA GP § 4-336, we have also redacted information about the finances of an individual.

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