Judge changes course on lawsuit relating to release of confidential student data. More Info 

 

A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state, including San Diego Unified.

In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws. The suit also alleges the CDE fails to monitor, investigate and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.

Our district was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit’s allegations.Nonetheless, as a part of this lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the court to release all data it has collected on general and special education students since Jan. 1, 2008.

For more information regarding the release of this data and how you can file an objection with the court to consider not releasing your data, visit: www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase.

What you can do right now: Voice your objection

Follow these step-by-step instructions to complete the Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records:

  1. Download the form -- available in English and Spanish:
  2. Mail the completed form, one for each student, exactly as required to:
    United State District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
    c/o Clerk of the Court
    Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
    501 I Street, Room 4-200
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: Document Filed Under Seal.
  3. Mail a copy to the California Department of Education at:
    California Department of Education
    1430 N Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Morgan Hill Court Ruling.

The deadline to submit objection forms and make your voice heard is April 1, so don’t delay – get yours in the mail to the court and CDE today! Do not fax or email the form, and do not phone or message – only hard-copy forms will be accepted.