HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-323

Requested Information
Please accept this as my formal FOIA request for the student directory information for all 8th - 11th graders within your school district. I would appreciate an electronic Excel copy of this information with the following data points:
- Parent/Student Name
- Parent Email Address
- Student Grade Level
- School of Enrollment
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, in accordance with section MPIA GP ยง 4-313, the HCPSS, in response to an MPIA request, will deny inspection of an HCPSS FERPA-protected student education record about the home address, home telephone number, biography, family, physiology, religion, academic achievement, or physical or mental ability of a student. However, student phone numbers and home addresses may be released without parental consent, in response to a MPIA request to:

  • An organization of parents, teachers, students, or former students, or any combination of those groups, of the school;
  • A person engaged by a school or Board of Education to confirm a home address or home phone number;
  • An organization or force of the military;
  • A representative of a community college in the state; or
  • The Maryland Higher Education Commission.

As this request does not fall within one of the enumerated agencies that can receive the requested information, we are denying release.

*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.

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