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December 17, 2010

Charlottesville Seeks Social Security Numbers

After the Kenwoods (name changed to protect their privacy) filed an appropriate notice of intent, the Charlottesville Public Schools Director of Special Education and Student Services asked the family to fill out a form calling for the Social Security numbers of their children.

Members of HSLDA, they contacted us for help.

HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff wrote a letter to the director explaining that her request for Social Security numbers violated the federal Privacy Act of 1974.

She promptly replied, acknowledged the problem, and said she would make it clear in future correspondence that families are not required to provide Social Security numbers in connection with their notice of intent.