A message for all MUSD Families from the CDC
In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws. The suit also alleges the CDE fails to monitor, investigate and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.
The Milpitas Unified School District was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit’s allegations. Nonetheless, as a part of this lawsuit, the CDE has been ordered by the United States District Court to release all data it has collected on general and special education students since Jan. 1, 2008. None of this information may be used outside the context of this lawsuit; no student’s identifying records will be disclosed to the general public.
Our District is committed to helping families stay informed about this issue and empowered to protect their children’s data. Parents and guardians who do not wish for their students’ information to be disclosed may complete and mail in an “opt-out form” to prevent the release of student data, the form is available at this link: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdft. The form must be mailed by April 1, 2016.
For more information visit: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/morganhillcase.asp or contact the California Department of Education at (916) 319-0800.
Aviso de Divulgación/Publicación de Records Escolares (PDF)
Los padres de familia y estudiantes pueden objetar que los registros y documentos estudiantiles privados y protegidos sean publicados por la demanda judicial entre la Asociación de Padres Preocupados de Morgan Hill y la Asociación de Padres Preocupados v. el Departamento de Educación de California (Vea el caso número 2:11-cv-03471-KJM-AC)
Objeción a la Publicación de Información y Registros Estudiantiles (PDF)