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A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state, including San Joaquin County students.

In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws. The suit also alleges the CDE fails to monitor, investigate, and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.

San Joaquin County Office of Education schools and programs were not involved in the lawsuit and are not the subject of any of the suit's allegations. The San Joaquin County Office of Education will not be giving out student information.

Nonetheless, CDE as a part of this lawsuit has been ordered by the court to release all the data it has collected on general and special education students since Jan. 1, 2008.

For more information regarding the release of this data and how you can file an objection with the court to consider not releasing your data, visit:


Una reciente demanda judicial en contra el Departamento de Education de California esta impactando todos los distritos escolares a través del estado, incluyendo los estudiantes del condado de San Joaquín.

En abril del 2012, dos organizaciones, la Asociación de Padres Afectados de Morgan Hill y la Asociación de Padres Afectados, entablaron una demanda legal en contra del CDE acusándolo de incumplimiento sistémico generalizado por parte de agencias locales de educación en cuanto a las leyes de educación especial. La demanda alega que el CDE no cumple con monitorear, investigar y corregir el dicho incumplimiento de acuerdo a lo estipulado por la ley. La CDE niega dichas acusaciones y está defendiendo el litigio activamente.

Las escuelas y programas de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de San Joaquín no participaron en la demanda judicial y no son el sujeto de ninguna de las alegaciones de la demanda. La Oficina de Educación del Condado de San Joaquín no va a proporcionar información estudiantil.

Sin embargo, como parte de esta demanda, la corte ha ordenado a la CDE de divulgar todos los datos que ha recopilado en cuanto a estudiantes generales y de educación especial desde enero 1 del 2008.

Para obtener más información acerca de la divulgación de estos datos y como usted puede presentar una objeción con la corte para que esta considere no divulgar sus datos, visite:

County Operated Schools and Programs (COSP) operates SJCOE’s Alternative Education Programs, Court and Community Schools, Workforce Development, Outdoor Education, and Print Services. Each department within COSP follows the philosophy of “one.

"Each individual is important, but it is when individuals join together and work as 'one.' that miracles can occur."


  1. the number denoting unity
  2. united in vision
  3. united in action
  4. attune to each other
  1. being the same in kind or quality
  2. a unified entity

We believe that...

  • All kids can learn.
  • Learning never ends.
  • There is a need to celebrate diversity.
  • Students bring with them their own reality.
  • As educators, we should be eclectic and flexible.
  • It is necessary to teach students to learn to learn.
  • It is essential to recognize the basic worth in all people.
  • There is a need to instill a sense of self-respect in our students.
  • Each student should be given the opportunity to fully develop his/her human potential.
  • There is a need to facilitate learning by drawing on students' individual strengths and learning styles.

  • Each student has the right to a physically and emotionally safe environment that is conducive to learning.