The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets out the requirements for the protection of privacy of parents and students, including privacy of student records. Generally, parents and/or students must provide written consent before an educational agency may disclose PII. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Specifically, an educational agency must provide PII when ordered by a court.
The CDE is obligated to inform the parent or student that the court has ordered it to produce documents and/or data that includes those individuals’ PII, and that such persons may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure. To that end, and to comply with FERPA, we have provided a link to CDE’s website for parents or guardians to use in obtaining and filing a Notice and Objection Form required by FERPA.
This link http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase will be posted from February 1, 2016, through April 1, 2016. The link provides the Notice and Objection Form required by FERPA.