To facilitate growth and collaboration for the special education community by modeling child-centered thinking, honest communication and leadership with neutrality.
Attention Parents: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets out the requirements for the protection of privacy of parents and students, including privacy of student records. Generally, parents and/or students must provide written consent before an educational agency may disclose PII (personally identifiable information). However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Specifically, an educational agency must provide PII when ordered by a court, which the CDE has been ordered to do in this litigation. The CDE is obligated to inform the parent or student that the court has ordered it to produce documents and/or data that includes those individuals’ PII, and that such persons may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure. To that end, and to comply with FERPA, the CDE is requesting LEAs and SELPAs post the following link to CDE’s website http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase from February 1, 2016, through April 1, 2016. The link provides the Notice and Objection Form required by FERPA.