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Important Information Regarding Disclosure of Confidential Student Data

There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Concerned Parent Association. A Notice issued by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systematic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation”.

The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education services, and children who are attending or who have attended a California school at any time since January 1, 2008.

Parents, guardians and former students over the age of 18 have the right to object to the release of protected student personal information and records by notifying the court in writing by April 1, 2016.

To object to the disclosure of student information and records:

  1. Download the Objection to Disclosure Form (click on the link below):

    Please include the School District based on your PCI school site:
    Heritage Peak Charter School - Twin Rivers Unified School District
    Rio Valley Charter School - Lodi Unified School District
    Valley View Charter Prep - New Jerusalem School District
    Sutter Peak Charter Academy - Nuestro Elementary School District
  2. Mail the completed form, one for each student, to:

    United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
    c/o Clerk of the Court
    Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
    501 I Street, Room 40200
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: Document Filed Under Seal
  3. Mail a copy to the California Department of Education at:

    California Department of Education
    1430 N Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Morgan Hill Court Ruling
The deadline to submit the objection forms is April 1, 2016. Do not fax or email the form. Only hard copy forms will be accepted.
For more information regarding the release of this data and how you can file an objection with the court to consider not releasing your data, visit:   You may Also contact the California Department of Education at 916-319-0800.