Thursday, February 18, 2016

State of California has been ordered to turn over public school student information.

Public Notice: All California Public Schools have been order by the United States District Court to submit student records to a third party ( Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and Concerned Parents Associate a non-profit organization.). You can object to disclosing your child's information in writing only. Please continue reading to find out more about this deadline of April 1, 2016. Do not wait and send your form now, if do not wish to have your child's information released. 

MORGAN HILL CONCERNED : CASE NO. 2:211-CV-03471-KJM-AC PARENTS ASSOCIATION, an : unincorporated association, and : CONCERNED PARENTS : JUDGE: KIMBERLY J. MUELLER ASSOCIATION, an unincorporated : association,
"This is a message from the United States District Court in the case identified above. This notice may apply to you if you are: the parent or guardian of a child (including an infant) with disabilities; the parent or guardian of a student who is attending or attended a California school at any time since January 1, 2008; or a person over the age of eighteen who is attending or attended a California school at any time since January 1, 2008.""The Plaintiffs in this lawsuit, Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and Concerned Parents Association, are not-for-profit associations comprised of parents and guardians of children with disabilities. Plaintiffs allege that the Defendant, the California Department of Education (CDE), has violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), among other related laws, by failing to monitor, investigate, provide services to, and enforce the rights of children with disabilities consistent with its obligations under the law. The Defendant denies these allegations." 
If you object to the disclosure of your or your child’s protected personal information and records, you must notify the Court by April 1, 2016, in one of two ways. 

First, you may print out and complete the “Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records Case No. 2:11-CV-03471” form at the CDE’s website www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase, and mail your objection to the Court at the address below. 

Second, you may write a confidential letter to the Judge, including the name of the student on whose behalf you are writing, your name and relationship to the student, the student’s date of birth, county, school district, and school, and, if you wish, the basis of your objection. 2. If you write a letter, on the first page of your letter, write in large or underlined letters: “TO BE FILED UNDER SEAL” and “OBJECTION TO DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT INFORMATION AND RECORDS, CASE NO. 2:11-CV-03471.” 

3. Mail your letter or objection form to:

The Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller
C/O Clerk of the Court
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
501 I Street
Room 4-200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: DOCUMENT FILED UNDER SEAL

If you are the parent or guardian, you must state in the objection the relationship that you have with the affected child or student. DO NOT CALL THE COURT. THE COURT WILL NOT ACCEPT PHONE CALLS ABOUT THIS MATTER. YOUR OBJECTIONS MUST BE SENT TO THE COURT IN WRITING. Failure either to submit a Objection Form or letter to the Court by April 1, 2016 will be deemed a waiver of your right to object to the disclosure of your or your child’s protected personal information and records as described above. All objections will be maintained by the Court under seal, which means they will not be available to the public. 

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/order2016jan26.pdf

http://www.cde.ca.gov/

Disclosure: This is a public notice only. We are not giving any legal advice. All thoughts and opinions are all my own. 

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