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BOE Seeking Comment on Proposed Changes to its Freedom of Information/Public Information Act Requests policy and Proposed Policies for Response to Subpoenas and Research and Data Collection Requests

Posted November 6, 2019

Hagerstown, MD (November 6, 2019) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its November 5, 2019 business meeting, approved the first reading of proposed changes to Policy KDB, entitled, "Freedom of Information/Public Information Act Requests," proposed policy KDBA, entitled, "Procedures Governing the Response to a Subpoena or a Subpoena Duces Tecum" and proposed policy KDBB, entitled, "Research and Data Collection Requests," with proposed Exhibit KDBB-E, entitled, "Washington County Public Schools Request for Conducting a Research Study."

The BOE's Policy Committee is seeking comments from the community on the proposed changes policies and exhibit, which are displayed in PDFs under Documents to the right of this page. You may submit your comments on or before November 15, 2019, electronically to the members of the Committee and to the staff liaison to the Committee. The e-mail addresses are as follows:

Mrs. Jacqueline Fischer, Committee Chairperson: FischJac@wcps.k12.md.us
Mr. Stan Stouffer, Committee Member: StoufSta@wcps.k12.md.us
Mrs. Melissa Williams, Committee Member: WilliMel@wcps.k12.md.us
Mr. Anthony Trotta, Chief Legal Counsel and Staff Liaison to the Committee: TrottAnt@wcps.k12.md.us

You may also submit written comments on or before November 15, 2019, to the members of the Committee and to the staff liaison to the Committee at the following mailing address:

Mrs. Jacqueline Fischer, Policy Committee Chairperson
Mr. Stan Stouffer, Policy Committee Member
Mrs. Melissa Williams, Policy Committee Member
Anthony J. Trotta, Chief Legal Counsel and Staff Liaison to the Committee

Washington County Board of Education
10435 Downsville Pike
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

In the event you need a hard copy of the policies, you may contact the Public Information Office at 301.766.2846. It is anticipated that proposed changes to Policy KDB, proposed Policy KDBA, Policy KDBB and Exhibit KDBB-E will be submitted to the Board of Education at its public business meeting on November 19, 2019 for the second reading and the Board’s final review and approval.