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.
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.