Parent Support Group Announcement
The Parent Connection of Fairfield County is beginning a Parent Support Group for those loving and supporting individuals with disabilities. Click here to read more!
August Board Meeting Minutes Posted
The August Regular Board meeting minutes have been posted. Click here to read them.
Leadership Team Report Posted
The September 16, 2014 Leadership Team Report has been posted. Click here to read it!
Notice to Forest Rose School Parents
Information for Parents Concerning Data Release
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.
Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on your district website and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.
A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found at https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Parents/Parents-News/Notice-to-Parents-from-Federal-Court-about-the-Rel/274-2_notice.pdf.aspx
. 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 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 also are listed.
The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.
September Fairfield Today
The September segment of Fairfield Today is up on our YouTube page. Go check it out!
Imagine - The Fairfield DD Newsletter
The August newsletter is up! Go check it out! Click here.