Responsive to this request, please see available data below. Please note, under the MPIA process, and as advised in the Fifteenth 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. Outside the charts provided below from our Student Reassignment Office, demographics of students who have requested reassignment, the schools they attend, and the grant/denial status of each request is maintained within individual student records, which would require access to and review of 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. The same is true for the reason for a denial, as well as associated reasons in instances of reassignments that were initially rejected then granted after an appeal – none of which is tracked as data outside the individual student files.
HCPSS MPIA Request #2022-030
*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***Howard County Public Schools reserves the right to remove erroneous or outdated documents from this site.