HCPSS MPIA Request #2024-030

Shelley Lombardo
Requested Information
Number of Children in pre-k 3 and pre-k 4, number in each grade with a 504, and the number in each grade have an IEP at bushy park and centennial elem.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
This record is an available report of school enrollment by grade pulled with data for September 2023, similar to those available on a monthly basis found here: https://www.hcpss.org/schools/enrollment-reports/. Please note, this report is not the official September 30 enrollment count as submitted by HCPSS to the Maryland Department of Education. Official enrollment data will become available in mid-November.
This report contains data on IEP/504 status of students enrolled in the PK3 and PK4 classes at Bushy Park Elementary School and Centennial Lane Elementary School. Please note, this data may include students with IEPs whose services are not provided within an HCPSS classroom program (e.g. Speech Only). The percentages of students with IEP compared with non-IEP students may be inflated due to these students. Enrollment data in early child programs are subject to frequent changes as families continue to apply and enroll beyond the start of the school year. HCPSS must protect against the potential disclosures of personally identifiable information about students as required by 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. In accordance, HCPSS follows the Maryland State Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics’ guidelines for protecting student privacy in public reporting and suppresses the following from responsive records: populations that fall below 10; percentages that are less than or equal to 5, or greater than or equal to 95; categories directly related to specific student records; and/or information that can reasonably identify an individual student or reveals information from an individual student’s record or could do so when combined with other publicly accessible data.

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