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Social Security Number Use

Pursuant to the school system's responsibility to keep accurate records on each of the students, the Harford County Public School System has been using the social security number as a unique identifier. Recently, the Maryland State Department of Education has requested that local school systems also use the social security number as a unique identifier for reporting student information for the Maryland School Performance Program. The social security number will continue to remain confidential subject to the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, your disclosure of the social security number is voluntary.