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Ramona School District

Case Summary

We received a letter from the Superintendent asking for help in providing guidance regarding their policies relating to parental notification when students receive “confidential services.” California laws provides that students as young as 12 years old can receive medical services, treatment for STDs, abortions, and personal counseling without the parents ever being informed because the state law requires school districts to keep this information confidential unless the student consents to such disclosure. Ramona School District received a letter from the ACLU challenging their current policies. Many school districts are informing parents about these laws in varying ways in an effort to protect parental rights while the ACLU appears to be challenging those actions.