HCPSS MPIA Request #2023-148

Requested Information
I would like to request all e-mail correspondence between the HCPSS pride organization (pride@hcpss.org) and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the 2022-2023 school year. By the office of DEI, that would include Shannon Keeny, Ismahaan Aden, Alyson Mitchel, Razia Kosi, DeNeatra Barkley, Vivian Kelly, Judith Jones, David Larner and Michael Martirano.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Responsive to this request, the attached batch of emails were located through a search of the @hcpss email system within the parameters below:
• Date Range
o Between July 1, 2022 and the date of this request
• Mailbox Locations
o Shannon Keeny
o Ismahaan Aden
o Alyson Mitchel
o Razia Kosi
o DeNeatra Barkley
o Vivian Kelly
o Judith Jones
o David Larner
o Michael Martirano
• Participants
o pride@hcpss.org

The responsive emails include redactions for the following MPIA exemptions:
• 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.
• Under MPIA GP § 4-338, which requires a custodian to deny inspection of information about the security of an IT system, we have redacted unique internal meeting identifiers as well as login, ID, registration, and password/code information.
• Additional redactions contained on pages 21 and 43 are for non-responsive content unrelated to the transaction of HCPSS business.

Please note, further review would be needed to determine releasability of attachments, links and/or external records noted within the responsive email content itself.

*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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