HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-237

Requested Information
I am requesting all legal invoices listed in the October 2019 monthly Board of Education report.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Per clarification that you are seeking those invoices specific to special education legal fees from the October 2019 report, please find attached such records. Under 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, we have redacted information that could reveal individual student information from the responsive records. Additionally, under MPIA GP § 4-301(1), which requires a custodian to deny inspection of a record if by law, the public record is privileged or confidential, we are denying access to portions of the invoices containing attorney work product and attorney-client communications.

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