Renee Foose

Howard County schools launch website for Public Information Act requests

Howard County schools launch website for Public Information Act requests

Howard County schools interim superintendent Michael Martirano emphasized the need for transparency at a press conference Friday that formally launched the school system's new Maryland Public Information Act request website.

The website, which has been live since July 1, allows users to submit a request to access school system public records and documents as allowed under Maryland's Public Information Act. Users can also view previously submitted requests and their completion status, which Martirano said is meant to help decrease the number of redundant requests the school system receives.

There have been 12 requests submitted since the...

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