HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-067

Requested Information
I am requesting any documents that list the number of Long Reach, Centennial, and Howard High students who began this school year as part of the Jump Start program. Also include the number from each school that started at Oakland Mills and River Hill and the number that returned to their home schools. Finally, I am requesting the total cost (including transportation) for this program for this school year.
Date Received
Response Notes

In addition to the responsive documents below, per your additional request for “the number of students on IEPs from each school and to each school that are part of the Jump Start program” staff are able to pull lists of student names with IEPs who also currently participate in JumpStart, however because those contain individual student-level record information including name, student ID number and IEP status – which is protected under both the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and MPIA GP § 4-313 – we are providing the total number here: 34 with IEPs. While the number of sending and receiving schools for all students under Special Education services was calculated from individual student records for the anticipated SY2019 participants (in the March 23, 2018, Board Memo provided about), that data has not been calculated for the current participants. Please note, under the MPIA process, and as advised in the Fourteenth Edition of the Maryland Public Information Act Manual created by Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General, an agency is only obligated to produce existing records and is not required to generate new data or summarize data.

Responsive Documents
This email correspondence to Board of Education members dated September 14, 2018, included SY2019 participants by sending and receiving school along with trailing sibling counts.

*Some request language is 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.

**Responses containing legally protected information available only to the person of interest are omitted from the above report.

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