A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education's Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit. Student's names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.
Data to be released for each student include student ID numbers, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state's Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests as well as tests related to Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions are also listed.
This notice is being posted as required under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Parents/Guardians have the right to object to the release of this data, but all objections must be received by the court no later than Sept. 12.
You can find a copy of the notice and instructions on how to object to the data release here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Ohio Department of Education's legal office at (614) 466-4705.
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