HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-135

Requested Information
Please release all Twitter accounts currently (10/2/19) being blocked by the official HCPSS account @Sabina_Taj. Note: providing the list after allowing Ms. Taj to unblock accounts and follow HCPSS policy would not meet this request. Please provide the list prior to offering Ms. Taj the opportunity to follow district policy. Thank you.
Date Received
Status
Complete
Response Notes

We have previously responded under the MPIA that certain accounts of school system officials can be considered public, specifically for content and actions which are “created or received by a school system official in connection with the transaction of HCPSS business” as defined in HCPSS Policy 3050: Records Management, and were made or received “by a unit or instrumentality in connection with the transaction of public business” as defined under MPIA GP § 4-101(j). Responsive to this request, the accounts currently blocked by the @Sabina_Taj Twitter account are due to obscene content where the actions undertaken were due to personal reasons and thus, the contents do not fall within the parameters of a public record under the MPIA.

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