A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state. We wanted to make you aware of this and provide you an opt-out form and other important information regarding this case.
In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parents Association, filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws.
Mountain View School District was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit's allegations. Nonetheless, as part of this lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the United States District Court to release all data it has collected on general and special education students since January 1, 2008. While the court order reads in part, "No student's identifying records will be disclosed to the public," beyond those mentioned in the lawsuit, we wanted to make you aware of this. Please understand that our District is not a party to the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor does it intend to do so.
Parents/Guardians may complete and mail in an Opt-Out Form to prevent the release of student data.

The form can be downloaded from:

This must be done by April 1, 2016.
For more information on this matter visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/morganhillcase.asp or contact the California Department of Education at 916-319-0800.
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