TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Sep 14, 2017

State Attorney General Herbert Slatery released an opinion on Wednesday that said school districts in Nashville and Shelby County must release student contact information, including student names, addresses, and years attended, to the Achievement School District (ASD). The opinion also said that while districts must give up the data, they can temporarily delay the information requests in order to allow parents to opt out. Nashville has already sent out letters alerting parents of their right to opt out. The ASD runs charter schools in Memphis and Nashville and wanted the information to market their schools to families. Education Commissioner Candice McQueen sought Slatery’s opinion after both school districts denied the request to hand over the data. Read the full story at the DNJ