Important Information About Confidential Student Data

A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) isimpacting all school districts across the state. We want to make you aware ofthis, and provide you with a form to object to the release of your student’sdata and other important information about the case.

In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned ParentsAssociation and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against theCDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencieswith special education laws.

Our district was not involved in thelawsuit 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 UnitedStates District Court to release all data it has collected on general andspecial education students since Jan. 1, 2008.

While the court order reads in part, “No student’s identifying records willbe disclosed to the public,” beyond the small group of attorneys, plaintiffsand consultants mentioned in the lawsuit, we wanted to make you aware.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets out therequirements for the protection of privacy of parents and students, includingprivacy of student records. Generally, parents and/or students must providewritten consent before an educational agency may disclose personallyidentifiable information about students. However, this court order is anexception to the general rule.

Our District is not a party to thelitigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor does itintend to do so.

Parents/Guardians may complete and mail in the Notice and Objection formthat allows parents to object, by April 1, 2016, to the disclosure ofpersonally identifiable information related to their children.

Please follow this link to download the forms:

Notice of Disclosure of Student Records<http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/order2016jan26.pdf>(PDF).

Objections to Disclosure of Student Records<http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/order2016jan26.pdf>

Alternatively, a parent, guardian, or former student can write a confidential letter to the judge, including the name of the student on whose behalf the letter is written, the author's name and relationship to the student, the student's date of birth, county, school district, and school, and, if desired, the basis of your objection.

Letters or Objection Forms should be mailed to the Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller c/o Clerk of the Court, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, 501 I Street, Room 4-200, Sacramento, CA, 95814.

For questions or more information, please contact your child's principal or student support services at 408-223-3740.

Thank you,
Mariann Engle
Superintendent




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Mt. Pleasant Values
We believe that:

  • Every human being is valued.
  • Everyone has a right to seek knowledge for continuous growth.
  • Everyone shares the responsibility for improving our community.
  • Honesty with ourselves and others is the foundation for our decisions.
  • High standards produce quality results.
  • Joyful learning energizes the mind
  • Cultural diversity enriches the community.

Vision

The Vision of Mount Pleasant School District, a small, multi-culturally enriched community nestled in the East Foothills, is to provide an excellent personalized education producing socially responsible students prepared for their futures as lifelong learners, where schools serve the community through active partnerships, linking advanced technology with progressive teaching and learning techniques.

Mt.Pleasant Goals

All students will demonstrate academic skills, knowledge and motivation for successful completion of high school and be ready to enter college and/or workforce. All students will be able to access, analyze, and apply new information for ongoing learning.  All students will demonstrate responsibility for improving our community and environment. All students will learn in a supportive environment that celebrates diversity and acceptance for personal goals and dreams.

News & Events

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We will begin accepting enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year on Monday 2/1/2016 at all sites! We can't wait to meet your child! Please call your local school for a tour.

  • Children turning five by 9/1/2016 will be enrolled in Kindergarten
  • Children turning five between 9/2/2016 and 1/31/2017 will be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten (TK).


LCAP

LCAP INFORMATION

Elementary Survey-LCAP: 4th Grade

Middle School Survey-LCAP: 6th Grade

Dear parents the State of California has changed the way education is funded.  California now requires School Districts, County Offices of Education, and Charter Schools to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  The LCAP requires us to gather input from students, teachers, parents, community members, and public agencies to determine the goals and actions, and budget priorities for schools.  Please take a few moments to complete this short survey. The survey is designed to provide feedback on the annual update of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Please complete this survey by Friday, April 22, 2016.  The survey can be completed in the following ways:
1. You can click the link below and take the survey right now

LCAP Parent Survey-English

2. Or You can also complete the paper survey and return it to your school site by April 22, 2016. 

Estimados padres, el estado de California ha cambiado como se financia la educación.  Ahora California requiere de los distritos escolares, oficinas de educación y escuelas charters de desarrollar un plan de responsabilidad de control local (LCAP).  LCAP nos exige a obtener opinión de los alumnos, maestros, padres, comunidad y agencias publicas para determinar los objetivos y acciones, y prioridades presupuestarias para las escuelas.   Tome un momento para llenar esta breve encuesta.  Esta encuesta esta diseñada a brindar comentario a la actualización anual del plan de responsabilidad de control local (LCAP).  Llene esta encuesta antes del viernes, 22 de abril, 2016.  Se puede realizar esta encuesta de las siguientes maneras:
 
 1. Puede hacer clic en el enlace de abajo y participar en la encuesta en este momento

 Encuesta de LCAP para padres

2.  También puede llenar la encuesta por escrito y devolverlo a la escuela antes del 22 de abril, 2016.

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