August 29, 2014

There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education at 5:30 p.m.on September 3, 2014 at the Board of Education's Central Office, 4350 Allen Road, Stow, OH.

Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post 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 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 agences 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.  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.



A Word from the Superintendent

8/21/14 - Welcome Back!

On behalf of the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education and the entire faculty and staff, I would like to welcome everyone to the 2014-15 school year!

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Recognizing Excellence

We are extremely proud of our students, teachers, staff and administration. And, apparently, many of them are being recognized inside and outside the district for various accomplishments. We like to let the community know when such accomplishments are recognized, so we've dedicated a whole section of our website to these successes! Click here to discover all the many great things that our students and staff are doing to improve themselves, their community, and, in some cases, the world!

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