HCPSS MPIA Request #2021-141

Susan Levine
Requested Information
Requesting all emails, calendar items, memos or other documents regarding the plan that central office staff presented to the Cabinet on how to handle redistricting exemptions prior to the issuance of the the December 6, 2019 memo on Redistricting Transition Plan to the BOE from Dr. Martirano. Do not include the December 6 memo.
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, and per clarification you are seeking “Are there emails to or from these individuals discussing redistricting exemptions?  Are there meetings on their calendars discussing redistricting exemptions? Are there meeting minutes from the cabinet meeting?  Are there memos to school staff on how to handle redistricting exemptions?” please find the records below staff was able to identify as related to the development of a presentation on the redistricting exemption plan/tool to Cabinet on December 2, 2019. For reference, staff also made a report to the Board on December 5, 2019, regarding 2020-2021 School Placements and Redistricting Exemptions: http://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BJKUQW77F37A.



Responsive Documents
A search of the @hcpss mailboxes for the four staffers mentioned in your clarification – Caroline Walker, Patrick Saunderson, William Barnes, and Anissa Dennis – between November 22, 2019 following the Board’s redistricting decision and December 2, 2019, for the keyword “redistricting exemption(s)” resulted in the attached records. Under MPIA GP § 4-330, we have redacted sociological information where it contains personal phone numbers and/or has the potential to pose a risk to individual safety or privacy.
Meeting notices identified by staff as those regarding the redistricting exemption plan/tool leading up to the December 2, 2019, Cabinet meeting and related notes.
Public messaging drafted by our Communications Office during this timeframe regarding redistricting exemptions processes. Please note, this record may not reflect the final versions sent to the various audiences indicated.
December 2, 2019 Cabinet Agenda. Please note, the Superintendent’s Office indicates there are no additional materials from this meeting including minutes.

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