There are currently 12 KIPP public charter schools in the Bay Area that enroll over 5,200 students. These 12 KIPP schools across the Bay Area are public schools, open to all students that prepare students for college and choice-filled lives. Our schools are currently located in Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and East Palo Alto.

At KIPP, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal—preparing students for college and choice-filled lives. Through our collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than students of similar economic backgrounds.

There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”

The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.

Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf