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Parent Notice of Potential Release of Student Information

posted Mar 8, 2016, 1:50 PM by Susan Stewart   [ updated Mar 8, 2016, 1:55 PM ]

The California Department of Education (CDE) is currently engaged in litigation with two non–profit associations comprised of parents and guardians of children with disabilities. As part of the pending litigation discovery process, the court has ordered the CDE to produce documents and data that contain personally identifiable information of all current students and former students beginning with the class of 2008 through the class of 2015, including students with and without disabilities.

To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the CDE has been ordered, among other things, to inform parents and students of the disclosure of such information. The CDE has provided a link at: www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase. In addition, Fowler Unified has a direct link to a Notice and Objection form to allow parents to object by April 1, 2016, to the disclosure of personally identifiable information related to their children.

Please understand that Fowler Unified School District is not a party in the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor does it intend to do so. For more information, please contact the CDE directly at (916) 319-0800.