Video: Court ruling will force California Department of Education to release sensitive information about schoolchildren

 

MORGAN HILL (KRON) — A recent court ruling will force the state Department of Education to release sensitive information about millions of schoolchildren.

And that has led to privacy concerns.

The ruling stems from a 5-year-old lawsuit brought by the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and other groups advocating for students with disabilities. The judge in the case has ordered that names, addresses, even social security numbers be made available to the plaintiff’s attorneys.

One Morgan Hill parent, who has two sons with special needs, said her family was denied access to basic information that would help her sons qualify for federally mandated services.

It is not clear yet when the information will be released. But the department of education is working on an online option for parents concerned about privacy.

It would let them opt out of having their sensitive information released.

Watch the above video to see Rob Fladeboe’s full report.

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