Overall total number of students enrolled in district (Elementary, Middle and High)?
Breakdown of total number of Elementary, Middle, and High schools in your district?
Total list of all incidents and number of those incidents for all schools combined (Assault, Fight, Disruption, Disrespect, Weapon, Bullying, Vandalism, etc.)?
Total number of students arrested or referred on paper for the Department of Juvenile Services for all schools combined? If captured, how many were SRO arrest/referral, School Security Officers/Specialist and how many were patrol officers called to the school?
What was the breakdown of race for arrest/referral for each school year?
Responsive to this request, please note no existing report/record contains all of the data sought. Under the MPIA process, and as advised in the Fourteenth Edition of the Maryland Public Information Act Manual created by Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General, an agency is only obligated to produce existing records and is not required to generate new data or summarize data.
As such, existing enrollment data, including totals for the district as well as broken down by grade and school, is found within official September 30th enrollment reports per school year on our website: https://www.hcpss.org/schools/enrollment-reports/.
In regards to #4 and 5, HCPSS provides individual, student-level information on arrests to the Maryland State Department of Education, which in turn produces district-level data on breakdowns as requested such as race and arrest type, which can be found on their website at: http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DSFSS/SSSP/StudentArrest/index.aspx. As noted above, under the MPIA process, and as advised in the Fourteenth Edition of the Maryland Public Information Act Manual created by Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General, an agency is only obligated to produce existing records and is not required to generate new data or summarize data. The existing information within HCPSS records is specific to each student/incident, which would require access to and review of individual private student files, which are exempt from disclosure under both 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.