1) Policies and procedures relating to the temporary or permanent removal of students from virtual learning for disciplinary or behavioral reasons, including isolating students from peers in “breakout rooms,” assigning particular students with asynchronous learning in lieu of synchronized whole-group instruction, or otherwise excluding students from the virtual classroom;
2) Policies and procedures for requesting or assigning School Resource Officers (SROs) or other school security or local law enforcement to
visit the residence of students;
3) The number of students temporarily or permanently removed from virtual learning for disciplinary or behavioral reasons, disaggregated
by school, grade, race, gender, disability status, length of removal, reasons for removal, and type of educational services provided during
removal (if any);
4) The number of instances in which SROs or other school security or local law enforcement were sent to a student’s residence in response
to attendance issues or incidents that occurred in the context of virtual learning, disaggregated by school, grade, race, gender, disability status, the reason for the SRO or law enforcement response, and any action taken by the SRO or law enforcement;
Responsive to this request, please find records below. Per the note below indicating visits to homes by law enforcement would be at the discretion of the police department, HCPSS has no existing report/data that identifies counts of such instances. Similarly, HCPSS Division of Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response also indicates the school system does not send any of our Security Assistants or other Safety and Security staff to student’s homes. For policies, procedures or other records of the Howard County Police Department, please refer to the County’s MPIA website: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/PIA. Additional clarification would be needed to determine available data regarding the number of students temporarily or permanently removed from virtual learning for disciplinary or behavioral reasons.
procedures for removal of students from virtual learning. Under MPIA GP § 4-338, which requires a custodian to deny inspection of information about the security of an information system, we have redacted unique identifiers such as Google Meet naming
request law enforcement to include SROs to visit a student’s home. Any such visit would be entirely under the authority and policies of the police department.