You may have heard that a federal judge has ordered the CA Department of Education to release personal information for all students enrolled in CA public schools since Jan. 1, 2008 as part of a lawsuit to ensure that students with special needs are provided with appropriate services. Records include names, some Social Security numbers, disciplinary records, medical information and progress reports.
Here’s what you can do about it:
Students cannot “opt out” of a court order, but an objection can be filed by filling out and mailing in a form.
If your child is a current public school student under 18 years old, then the parent can fill out the form.
If your child is 18 years or older, then they need to send in the form themselves.
Each student needs a separate form in a separate envelope.
Deadline to submit an objection is April 1.
Here is a link to the California PTA site with more directions and a link to the form:
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
PAUSD office 25 Churchill SDC Room
Speaker: Director of Special Education Chiara Perry, Director of Student Services Brenda Carrillo, and Coordinator of Student Services Lissette Moore-Guerra.
Focuses on SMART Goals and Objectives; working with your IEP team to set goals, determine the right services for your child, measuring and monitoring your child’s progress and student achievement.Translation provided upon request in Spanish and Chinese.
Free Event? yes Open To Everyone? yes
Suggested Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Organizer: Palo Alto CAC and PAUSD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, Jan 27, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
PAUSD District Office: 25 Churchill, Palo Alto (SDC Room)
This session is the second in a series for parents whose children receive support under an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or 504 plan. Presented by PAUSD staff, including Director of Special Education Chiara Perry, Director of Student Services Brenda Carrillo, and Coordinator of Student Services Lissette Moore-Guerra. The first session provided an overview of IEPs and 504s. Come learn and have questions answered. Session 2 focuses on goal setting, and working with your IEP team to set smart goals. Translation provided upon request
Presented by the PAUSD Special Education Department, Student Services Department, and co-sponsored by Palo Alto CAC,www.cacpaloalto.org and the Palo Alto Council of PTA’s