HCPSS MPIA Request #2024-039

Samantha Barrett
The Daily Dot
Requested Information
I am requesting the documents listed below from Howard County Public Schools under the Maryland Public Information Act, Title 4 of the General Provisions of the Maryland Code. The code says the request should be answered within 30 days:

Any contract between Howard County Public School System and Zūm Services, Inc.
Any materials involved in the bidding for contract (communications, pitches desk, invoices, proposal)
Any digital communications between Howard County Public School System and Zūm Services, Inc. between August 1, 2023, and the present.
Any communications to HCPS from the domain “@ridezum.com”.
I am also seeking any digital communications sent to the Howard County Public School System between August 15, 2023, and the present including the words or phrases: bus, busses, school bus, school busses, driver, drivers, bus driver, bus drivers, route, routes, bus route, bus routes, zum, zum services, zum app.
Date Received

*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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