As of July 2017, HCPSS launched this online request, review, and response system to streamline our MPIA process. To facilitate a timely response to your MPIA request, please fill out the form below. All requests require valid contact information and a signature confirming the requester’s identity for purposes of processing.

See Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the MPIA process and associated fees. How Do I Submit a Request? contains additional instructions and options to submit an MPIA via email or mail.
We encourage you to first review the content of the HCPSS website, the Howard County Board of Education’s BoardDocs website, the Maryland State Department of Education’s Maryland Report Card, and the Request Log in this tracking system for commonly requested information and readily available documents.

Submit Your MPIA Request

PLEASE NOTE: Submission of this request/information to HCPSS does make it subject to potential release under the Maryland Public Information Act, including publication of the request details such as requester name on our online portal. If valid contact information is not provided the request may not be processed. Language posted to this site from the request field will be summarized at the discretion of the school system. For responses from HCPSS containing legally protected information available only to the person of interest, documents will also be omitted from the online report.

Your name will be published with your request.
Where requests are on behalf of an agency/organization, this information will be published with your request.
Contact information beyond an email address is gathered to facilitate direct contact with a requester. Your phone number will not be published with your request.
Your Address
Contact information beyond an email address is gathered to facilitate direct contact with a requester. Your address will not be published with your request.
What records would you like to request? Each entry may be summarized to include the requester's specific document requests and legally protected information (such as personally identifiable information of a student) or personal, defamatory and malicious content removed at the discretion of the school system before posting publicly.
By typing your name here (must match the requester name provided above) you affirm your application for public records under Title 4 of the General Provisions Article of the Maryland Annotated Code of Maryland. Under Maryland law, an electronic signature has the legal effect and enforceability of a written signature (section 21-106 of the Commercial Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland).