Maryland’s Public Information Act grants the citizens broad rights of access to public records, while protecting the school system’s legitimate interests and the privacy rights of its employees. Carroll County Public Schools is committed to transparency in its operations and providing existing records to the public in a timely manner. 

Pursuant to Section 4-503 of the General Provisions Article of the Maryland Code, Carroll County Public Schools has designated W. Carey Gaddis, Communications Officer, as the CCPS representative to request a record under the Maryland Public Information Act. Her contact information is listed below.

All PIA requests should be sent to:

W. Carey Gaddis, Communications Officer
Carroll County Public Schools
125 North Court Street
Westminster, MD  21157

410-751-3020 (phone)
410-751-3030 (fax)

Please state in your email or letter that it is a Public Information Act request.

The regulations below were developed to ensure compliance with the Maryland Public Information Act and consistency in disseminating public information. These revised regulations will be presented to the Board of Education at its meeting on April 12, 2017.

These regulations are intended as a summary of the school system’s obligation to provide public records.  Complete information can be found in the Maryland Public Information Act Manual, published by the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland.


Public Information Act Procedures