HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-230

Requested Information
In accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act and the Maryland Open Meetings Act, I am writing to formally request the Howard County Board of Education and any associated employees, officers, agents and contractors identify, retain and preserve all records related to interactions and/or discussions about school redistricting that took place outside of the public meeting at the Central Office located at 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 on Thursday, November 21, 2019. This includes all handwritten, typed, electronic, audio and video records and recordings made by, of, or about Board Members or the topic of school redistricting that occurred outside of the public meeting between 6:00pm Eastern Time and 10:00 pm Eastern Time.

These recordings include but are not limited to security footage and any other means to record audio and/or video throughout the entire Central Office building, as well as Board Member notes, emails, texts, social media app or website messages, or other documentation regarding interactions and discussions that took place outside of the public meeting room.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Text messages sent by Board members during the timeframe of 6-10pm on November 21, 2019. Under MPIA GP ยง 4-330, we have redacted sociological information where it contains personal phone numbers or has the potential to pose a risk to individual privacy.
Emails sent by Board members during the timeframe of 6-10pm on November 21, 2019. Redactions contained within these records are for non-responsive content outside the scope of the timeframe requested or for personal content unrelated to a connection with the transaction of HCPSS business.

*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.

***Howard County Public Schools reserves the right to remove erroneous or outdated documents from this site.