On June 1, 2016, the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) began to notify parents of the potential for disclosure of the educational records of their children in accordance with a Judge’s Order in M.G. v. N.Y. City Department of Education.
This class action lawsuit seeks to change blanket practices of the DOE and the New York State Education Department with regard to students in State Approved Non-Public Schools and students with an IEP classification of Autism. The release of these records may result in the provision of better access to programs and services needed by students. The Court states that the educational records will only be disclosed to the attorneys participating in the case and their experts.
No public disclosure of these records will occur. A copy of this notice may be reviewed at http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/E50307E2-1F21-421A-B3A6 BE60CA8DEBD4/0/NoticeofPotentialDisclosureofInformation.pdf
You have the right to opt out of the disclosure of these records. If you wish to opt out, you must print and fill out a form located at http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/95443971-A144-4270-901A-2C6705B1900B/0/ObjectionForm.pdf and return it to the Court by August 7, 2016.