HCPSS MPIA Request #2022-067

Kimberly Ford
Requested Information
Please provide all emails, letters, and any other documents sent to the Board of Education and/or Superintendent since November 18, 2021 regarding the HCEA presentation related to special education to the Board of Education at their public meeting on the same date.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Following requests to clarify the scope of the records sought, we received your response January 18, 2022, to move forward with a search of @hcpss mailboxes for correspondence sent to the Board and/or Dr. Martirano including the keyword "special education" where it appears with either "HCEA," "Colleen Morris," or "Ben Schmidt" and further specifically references students being removed from in-person learning in regards to the HCEA presentation to the Board of Education. Please find those records meeting these parameters between November 18, 2021, and the date of your request attached. Exemptions found within these records include:
• 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.
• 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 information that could reveal individual student information from the responsive records.

*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.

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