HCPSS MPIA Request #2021-004

Marybeth Steil
Requested Information
Please provide all emails, text messages, and any other correspondence or notes related to HCPSS business sent or received by Sabina Taj & Jen Mallo during the 7/9/2020 HCPSS Board of Education meetings and ensure that all records are preserved.
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, and per clarification to exclude mass emails from public information accounts as well as those to the full Board indicating they were a parent and commenting on the fall reopening discussion, please find below all remaining messages located to and from the Board members during the timeframe of the Board of Education meeting on July 9, 2020. Exemptions found within these records include:

  • Under MPIA GP § 4-330, we have redacted sociological information where it contains personal phone numbers, addresses or has the potential to pose a risk to individual safety or privacy.
  • 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.
  • Under MPIA GP § 4-329, which prevents disclosure of medical information about an individual, we have redacted identifying information of individuals where medical information is shared.
  • Under MPIA GP § 4-338, which requires a custodian to deny inspection of information about the security of an IT system, we have redacted unique meeting identifiers such as login, ID and password information.
  • Additional redactions are for unresponsive content outside the timeframe of this request as well as personal content unrelated to the transaction of HCPSS business such as personal photos from messaging platforms.

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***Howard County Public Schools reserves the right to remove erroneous or outdated documents from this site.