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.
HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-135
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