Attendance data for Jewish Holidays

Syed Saqib Ali filed this request with the Howard County Board of Education of Howard County, MD.

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From: Syed Saqib Ali

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I herby request the following records:

I would like to get all records pertaining to absenteeism rates for Teachers, Students and non-Teacher-Staff on the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah when HCPSS was last open on those days.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 30 business days, as the statute requires.


Syed Saqib Ali

From: Kathleen V. Hanks

Dear Mr. Ali:

Thank you for contacting the Board of Education. By copy of this email, I am forwarding your request to Ms. Rebecca Amani-Dove, Director of Communications. The Office of Public Information will handle your request in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act. Once again, thank you for contacting the Board of Education.

Kind regards,

Kathy Hanks
Board of Education of Howard County
Fax: 410-313-6833

From: Linda C. Long

Mr. Ali-
Please find the response to your Maryland Public Information Act request of January 22, 2015 attached.

Linda Long
Public Information
Howard County Public School System