HCPSS MPIA Request #2021-081

Debbie Engle
Requested Information
Please provide all emails and correspondence to any or all members of the HCPSS Board of Education with the search terms 'SRO' or 'School Resource Officer' from September 9th, 2020 through the present.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Responsive to this request, and per discussions to narrow the scope to only emails and where the keywords above also appeared with either “NAACP” or “The Council of Elders” or “TCOE,” attached are those emails resulting from a search of the @hcpss mailboxes for the Board members, with the date range to include your request to add through 9/23, where one or more Board email addresses were in the TO field. Exemptions found within these records include:

• Under MPIA GP § 4-330, we have redacted sociological information where it contains personal phone numbers and has the potential to pose a risk to individual safety or privacy on page 2, 6, 40 and 54.

• 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 on pages 23 and 24.

*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.

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