The Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, have filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) alleging a variety of issues with the way special education and other services have been delivered to students. The suit also alleges that the CDE fails to monitor, investigate, and correct such non-compliance issues in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.
As part of the litigation, the plaintiffs have requested all student data for any child enrolled in a public school within the state of California at any time since January 1, 2008. This data includes such information as student name, social security number, home address, behavior and discipline information, progress reports, medical and mental health information, and test results. The Court has ordered CDE to provide this data to the plaintiffs’ and their legal counsel.At the CDE's request, all school districts are providing parents with a link to the CDE's website for more information related to this lawsuit. If parents wish to have their child's data eliminated from the data submitted to the plaintiffs and their legal counsel, they must submit the Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records Form directly to the court by April 1, 2016.