HCPSS MPIA Request #2021-277

Lori Scott
Requested Information
I respectfully request the following information from your district:

1. Any documents that have been provided to staff 2018-2021 with guidance on how to evacuate staff and students with disabilities from school buildings and school grounds at the time of a fire and other emergencies
2. Any documents that have been provided to staff 2018-2021 with guidance on how to provide accommodations, listing specific aides/devices and any other accommodations, to assist students and staff with physical disabilities down stairs and out of each school building
3. Any documents/training that have been developed to ensure staff accommodate students and staff with disabilities at the time of a fire or other emergency
Date Received
Responsive Documents
This file contains various training materials and resources developed in 2018-2019 for staff and templates currently used in the development of individual student emergency plans. 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 student names used in the responsive records.
This file contains the most recent guidance provided to administrators related to emergency drills for students with 504/IEP, MedSled Evacuation Train-the-Trainer logs, a MedSled checklist provided to staff during this training. Please note, additional staff within individual schools beyond those reflected here would receive training as a train-the-trainer model. Under MPIA GP § 4-329 (b), which prevents disclosure of medical or psychological information about an individual person, we have made one redaction within the training logs. An additional record - an instructional video available to all HCPSS staff on the use of MedSled - can be available via disk due to the file size.

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***Howard County Public Schools reserves the right to remove erroneous or outdated documents from this site.