Lawsuit Affects Release of Student Data

A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state, including Arcadia Unified School District. We wanted to make you aware of this, and provide you with an opt-out form and other important information regarding this case.

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.

Our 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, 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. 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.

Parents/Guardians may complete and mail in an Opt-Out Form to prevent the release of student data:
This must be done by April 1, 2016.

Arcadia Unified goes to great lengths to protect your family's personal information, and we want to do all we can to help you keep it protected and stay informed.

Arcadia Unified School District

Links and More Resources:

For more information visit: or contact the California Department of Education at 916-319-0800.

An article in the S.F. Chronicle:

A news story by NBC 7 in San Diego regarding the case:

An Article in the L.A Times:

影響學生資料被公佈的訴訟 —選擇退出表格可在網上取得


在2012年4月,the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association和the Concerned Parent Association這兩個組織對加州教育部門提出訴訟,指控地方教育機構普遍性的、整個系統性的不遵守特殊教育法的法規。