HCPSS MPIA Request #2024-009

Colleen D Morris
Howard County Education Association
Requested Information
Please provide all communications to/from Nicole Carter, to/from Caroline Walker, to/from Michael Carson, to/from David Larner, and to/from Michael Martirano about the reclassification of liaisons between July 2022 to July 2023. If there are any emails archived from Julie Nguyen, please provide those as well. Thank you.
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, in addition to the emails provided below, additional communications in the form of memorandums sent from Dr. Martirano during this timeframe that note the “reclassification of liaison” in budget scenarios sent to the Board can be found at:
● 5/19/23 Memo: https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/files/CS2VLA813C5B/$file/BOE%20Memo%20on%20FY24%20Budget%20Adoption%20Scenarios%205-19-2023.pdf 
● 5/22/23 Memo: https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/files/CS4SYN6F26B9/$file/BOE%20Memo%20on%20FY24%20Budget%20Adoption%20Scenarios%205-22-2023.pdf 

Responsive Documents
Responsive to this request, we conducted a search of the @hcpss email system within the following parameters:
● Date Range
o Between July 1, 2022 and the date of this request
● Mailbox Locations
o Nicole Carter
o Caroline Walker
o Michael Carson
o David Larner
o Michael Martirano
● Keywords
o “reclassification of liaison”

Please find attached emails meeting the above parameters. Under MPIA GP § 4-330, we have redacted sociological information where it contained a personal phone number and/or has the potential to pose a risk to individual safety or privacy.
Under MPIA GP § 4-344, which allows a custodian to deny inspection of confidential opinions, deliberations, advice or recommendations from one governmental employee or official to another for the purpose of assisting the latter in the decision-making function, we have redacted sections of these emails that reveal pre-decisional recommendations of the Office of Human Resources, where release would be contrary to the public interest given its potential to inhibit full and frank internal discussion of proposed grades prior to final reclassification.

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