HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-211

Requested Information
I am requesting the funds spent on the Tienet program for IEPs in 2017 and 2018. From 2012 through 2016 Howard County spent between $57,000 and $113,000 on Tienet annually. The fund accountability vendor database shows no entries for this program in 2017 and 2018. However, boarddocs lists an approval by the board on July 12, 2018 of $59,700 for Tienet based on approval from February 22, 2017.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Invoices for the Tienet Special Education IEP Case Management system from 2017 and 2018. Please note, staff indicates as of 2017 the company providing these services was purchased by a vendor which also supplies other services to the school system, therefore payments reflected in the fund accountability database will not reflect specific payments for Tienet services. Under MPIA GP ยง 4-335, which prevents disclosure of commercial or financial records furnished by an outside unit which have the potential to cause harm to the vendor from whom they were obtained, specific account numbers of the company used for payments have been redacted.

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