HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-187

Requested Information
I am requesting the total amount given to HCPSS in School Improvement Grants for their focus schools for the last 5 years. Please list the focus schools for each year and provide the most recent annual report for the grant.
Date Received
Status
Complete
Responsive Documents
Staff indicates HCPSS has received Title I Focus School funds in SY14-15, SY15-16, SY16-17, and SY17-18. No funds were received for SY18-19 or SY19-20.
The most recent reporting to MSDE for the SY2018 grant can be found in the attached records. 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 suppresses the following from responsive records (see also specific suppression techniques contained within the responsive record): populations that fall below 10; percentages that are less than or equal to 5, or greater than or equal to 95; categories directly related to specific student records; and/or information that can reasonably identify an individual student or reveals information from an individual student’s record or could do so when combined with other publicly accessible data. HCPSS has made substantial efforts to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, data collection and reporting is consistently subject to change. Please be mindful when comparing data as many variances can occur between reports based on date pulled, parameters used, categories included, etc.

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