HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-018

Requested Information
Please provide a brief description of every death of a student enrolled in HCPSS since 2005 with the student's school name and date.

Personal information including names and medical information can be reasonably censored or redacted.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Per discussion to narrow this data to that which would contain available information on those students withdrawn from the school system for reason of death, please find counts attached for the years the student tracking system has complete data. Under both 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, HCPSS must protect against the potential disclosures of personally identifiable information about students. In accordance, HCPSS follows the Maryland State Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics’ guidelines for protecting student privacy in public reporting and the aggregated data provided meets those standards following review by our Data Privacy staff.

*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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