HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-119

Requested Information
I am requesting all emails from and to Board of Ed members from January 7th to the 25th with the search terms "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "petition", "agenda", or "resolution".
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Following discussions to narrow emails to those containing BLM or Black Lives Matter, please find attached such emails to or from Board of Education members between January 7 and 25, 2019. 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. 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.

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