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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 Educational 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 their district websites 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 here. 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.

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We will perform a test of our cNotify notification service on Tuesday, September 9.

cNotify is Wayne Local’s notification system used to contact students and school staff quickly and effectively by phone, email, and/or text message.

If you are interested in being notified by cNotify you can personally register by going to our website and click on cNotify (top right).  You can be notified by phone, email, and/or text message.  You will receive the message faster by text message.  If you have a problem, please contact Jim Lucas at 513 897-7011 or cnotify@wayne-local.com

When contacting Jim Lucas to subscribe or unsubscribe you will need to supply all of the following information:

  • Phone number that is being contacted.
  • Cell phone carrier if you want text messaging.
  • Parents’ name and student’s name.
  • Phone number that you can be reached at if we have questions.

We would like to offer them to you at a hugely discounted price of only $20.  If you’d like a past yearbook, please email Ms. Powell at apowell@wayne-local.com.  We will gladly check to see if your requested year is available. 

Ohio will soon replace its Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) with new end-of-course exams that better measure whether students will be ready for college or a position in the workforce.

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