HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-393

Requested Information
I request all letters sent in April 2020 between the Board of Education, the Superintendent, or any HCPSS staff; to or from the HCPSS Ethics Board, that include any references to and/or discuss "Ewart."
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, while we have located records meeting the parameters above, all such letters are being withheld under MPIA GP § 4-311, which prevents disclosure of personnel records of an individual, including information relating to hiring, discipline, promotion, dismissal, or any other matter involving an employee’s status.“The personnel record exception is not limited to paid officials and employees,”as advised in the Fourteenth Edition of the Maryland Public Information Act Manual created by Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General, and thus similarly applies to records of individuals serving on an agency advisory committee.

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