Objection to the Release of Student Data
Objections are due April 1, 2016
The California Department of Education (CDE) was ordered by a Federal Court on Jan. 25, 2016 to produce personally identifiable information the CDE has stored regarding children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and children who attended a California school at any time since Jan. 1, 2008.
This production will be subject to a Protective Order, and the information will not be made public. As a parent or guardian of a potentially affected student, however, you may send the court an objection to the production of your child’s records. This objection must be made by mail, and must be received by the court no later than April 1, 2016. The CDE’s website contains a link (http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase) in Spanish and English to the Federal Court’s order and a “Notice of Disclosure of Student Records” that contains an objection form and instructions for completing and submitting the form. A failure to object will result in the CDE producing the requested information.
* Please note: The Court has further clarified filing an objection form does not act as an automatic opt-out. Also, the Court has stated no CALPADS longitudinal date will automatically be produced.