Notice to Parents to Object to the Release of Educational Data

The court must receive objections no later than Sept 12. Students' names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of the 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 number, 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.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact the Ohio Department of Education's legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.